Burn Something Beautiful

Alejandro Escovedo @ The Hamilton - 1/5/2017

Alejandro Escovedo @ The Hamilton - 1/5/2017

It’s been a while since we’ve heard new music from Alejandro Escovedo, but the Texas-based singer-songwriter finally released his 15th solo album, Burn Something Beautiful, back in November. Recorded with the help of Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck (of The Minus 5 and R.E.M. fame) at the production helm, the record shows that even though he may have slowed down a bit in his output, Escovedo still knows how to rock out. He had been scheduled to play in DC at The Hamilton back in November, but the opportunity to play the finale of the 42nd season of Austin City Limits came up, forcing him to reschedule. It turned out to be a good thing for DC, because this time he was able to bring the band that backed him on the album (The Minus 5 playing as the “Burn Something Beautiful Band”) along for the ride.