Alejandro Escovedo is one of many performers tonight at the January edition of Tennessee Shines, the monthly concert series at the Bijou Theatre. This month's installment kicks of the Bijou Jubilee, for the theatre's centennial celebration!
Also on the bill tonight will be The Duhks, Blue Moon Rising, Jennifer Nicely and the Lovell Sisters. Tickets are $10 in advance, and I think they are sold out. If not, they are close to it, so you better get them now.
Escovedo's 2008 album, Real Animal, topped many best of 2008 lists. Sadly, I missed the boat on this one, and didn't pick it up until December, and I simply didn't have enough time with it. Not that one would need a lot of time to get into this album- it instantly draws you in and hooks you with his perfect blending of alt-country, punk, rock and pop. It's really great. I'll tell you more about it when I can go into more detail. But go get it tonight!
Oh, and the show will be broadcast on the radio on WDVX, just like in the olden days, so tune it to 89.9/102.9 or listen online here starting at 8pm tonight!