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Timely songs of immigrants

Jan 17, 2019 - Philadelphia Inquirer

Alejandro Escovedo's career goes all the back to when his band the Nuns opened for the Sex Pistols in San Francisco in 1978.

The Mexican American rocker was a cowpunk pioneer with Rank and File. He led guitar army True Believers before embarking on an acclaimed solo career in which he's artfully mixed punk and glam with narrative storytelling and collaborated with Bruce Springsteen, John Cale, David Bowie producer Tony Visconti, and members of R.E.M., among others.

But Escovedo has n...