Alejandro Escovedo – Down in the Bowery

Alejandro Escovedo is a nationally touring musician with a great band, and strong fan-base. He and his band have a ton of range playing everything from hard rocking punk to beautiful acoustic instrumentals.

If you require evidence of Escovedo’s excellence, Bruce Springsteen regularly hops on stage to play with him.

I’ve seen them live twice. It’s a powerful experience because they pack so much emotion into their performance. My favorite song of his is called Down in the Bowery, and it’s off his latest album Street Songs of Love.

I’m not sure who the violinist is, but she really adds to the song.

“I hope you live long enough to forget half the stuff they taught you.”

Street Songs of Love (Amazon [CD] [MP3]) (iTunes)

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