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NEWS 26 May 2010

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO PLAYS TWO ALBUM RELEASE WEEK SHOWS IN NYC JUNE 29 & 30

Alejandro Escovedo, riding a wave of advance acclaim for his upcoming album Street Songs of Love, out June 29 from Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group, will play album release shows with his band The Sensitive Boys at New York's City Winery June 29 and 30. Bobby Bare Jr. will open. Escovedo is known for his electrifying, dynamic live sets. The Washington Post described a recent performance as "blistering" and a "muscular but supple throw-down."

"Down in the Bowery," a highlight of 'Street Songs', is dedicated to Escovedo's son, inspired by their shared love of the Ramones. The song, featuring guest Ian Hunter, urges his son (who is a graffiti artist and in a punk band) to find his own musical and life path with his father's support and love. It also recalls Escovedo's time in NYC in the late 1970s, playing with a punk band of his own.

Interviews with Alejandro will air on NPR's Morning Edition and NPR's World Café during release week, and the album will be an NPR.org First Listen. An appearance on Late Show with David Letterman is scheduled for mid-July.

Street Songs Of Love also features guest artist Bruce Springsteen and was produced by Tony Visconti, There's early buzz from USA Today as Brian Mansfield writes: "Texas rocker is ready to sail on the sea of

love." In a four-star review, UNCUT said that the album reveals Escovedo "in fighting form."

WHO: Alejandro Escovedo with The Sensitive Boys: David Pulkingham (guitars, keyboards, vocals), Bobby Daniel (bass and vocals), and Hector Munoz (drums and vocals). Bobby Bare Jr. opens.

WHERE: City Winery 155 Varick Street (between Spring and Vandam Streets), New York, NY 10013

WHEN: Tuesday, June 29, 7:30 PM; tickets $25-40 at

http://www.citywinery.com/events/82811 and

Wednesday, June 30, 7:30 PM; tickets $25-40 at

www.citywinery.com/events/83139

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