- March 2, 2013 7 pm
At 62 years old, Alejandro Escovedo has played many parts over a career that stretches back to the 1970s: Punk pioneer, country rocker, singer/songwriter, and ultimately one of Austin’s most treasured musical icons. The artist had the nearly sacred task of closing out South By Southwest for decades, perhaps the most revered gig in a city that puts music far above its various other industries. Since then, Escovedo remains as active as ever, even despite an almost-fatal encounter with Hepatitis C a decade ago. His last record, Big Station, made Spin Magazine’s elite list of 2012’s top country records, placing the singer largely in the company of musicians half his age. And his Austin icon status is still fully intact, thanks to his appearance on the show No Reservations schooling host Anthony Bourdain on the finer points of capital city mole. Escovedo isn’t exactly anonymous in Dallas either, since he was one of the headliners of the Kessler-organized Oak Cliff Music Festival last year. Dan Dyer supports.