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By the Hand of the Father

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By the Hand of the Father

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Alejandro Escovedo
Producers:
Texas Music Group
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B-

Austin’s answer to Bruce Springsteen gets in touch with his Mexican-American roots on this album of music from the original theatrical production of the same name. It’s warm, folksy, and authentic-sounding, but the general air of portentous didacticism makes you wish Escovedo had knocked off a tune or three as meaninglessly fun as, say, ”La Bamba.”