March 29, 2014 12:02 PM

Alejandro Escovedo takes a big crowd on a whirlwind journey

Few performers take a crowd on the diverse musical and lyrical journey Alejandro Escovedo does. Friday night, before a nearly full house at Knuckleheads, he led his band, the Sensitive Boys, through an 85-minute set that showcased his roots in a variety of styles, from punk, blues and country to rock and folk, delivering each with authority and passion.

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