Alejandro Escovedo + Lambchop

Friday, November 13, 2009 | 8:00 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater


Escovedo started life as a punk rock axe-handler and has incorporated his earlier selves into a strange new art — “thoughtful” and “meticulous” guitar poetry (New York Times) that snarls. Lambchop creates rock’s most willfully singular music, an atmosphere of slide guitar, Stax soul, and broken-down lyrics evoking the town they still call home: Nashville. They split a double bill of Americana that wouldn’t answer to the name.

 

“Escovedo has been hailed as a poet, as a storyteller, and as one of the most important musicians of the last quarter-century. He blends rock, folk, blues, and classically influenced music into a boundary-defying style that has won him a devoted following all over the world.”
—NPR

“Sweeping violins and take-no-prisoners guitars co-exist in […] Escovedo’s visionary sound.”
—Billboard

“As ever, Lambchop sound only like Lambchop. It would take many words to document the instinctive, creative and unselfish musicality that these songs exude, but just to listen to the haunting guitar and lap-steel interplay that underpins “The Rise and Fall of the Letter P” or the sudden burst of motown horns that closes “Beers Before the Barbican,” is to hear a band totally unique and wonderfully alive.”
—Popmatters.com, on Lambchop’s Damaged (2007)

“…the hushed magnificence of the Nashville ensemble remains a thing of rare beauty.”
Evening Standard (London), on Lambchop

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