Alejandro Escovedo/ ‘The Crossing’/ Yep Roc
The Mexican-American punk veteran’s new concept album tells a story of two young immigrants, Salvo from Italy and Diego from Mexico, in search of the American Dream. Mirroring Escovedo’s own experience as the child of Mexican immigrants, their journey navigates cultural identity, ancestral weight, minority rights and racism as they realize they’ve arrived in a different America – one that’s not as open and free as they believed it would be. The album features contributions from MC5’s Wayne Kramer, The Stooges’ James Williamson, Joe Ely, The Only Ones and more.
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