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Alejandro Escovedo at Old Rock House - 6/5/11 [Live Review for KDHX]

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Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys brought the heat back into the air conditioned space at the Old Rock House last night playing a sizzling set of 16 songs for an appreciative St. Louis audience.

Playing for nearly 2 hours, Escovedo left the crowd excited they saw a group of sharply dressed professional musicians demonstrate great skill with their instruments.

While I certainly would have appreciated the chance to see Mumford and Sons with the Low Anthem at The Pageant last night, the chance to see Escovedo at a small venue was too good to pass up.  Besides those Mumford and Sons tickets were snatched up so fast and the Escovedo show was over half the price for a guy with a solo catalog dating back to 1993. So far, it's one of the three best shows I've seen so far this year.

I covered the show for for 88.1 KDHX and my take on the festivities is located on the radio station's blog here. Take a look at the videos below to hear some of the tunes he played last night including a couple in a completely different setting.

"Always A Friend"

"Chelsea Hotel '78"

"Castanets"

"Like A Hurricane" (Neil Young cover)