Anders Larsson and Javier Escovedo at San Diego's Ray at Night event.. 2014

Anders Larsson and Javier Escovedo at San Diego's Ray at Night event.. 2014

For the uninitiated, Javier Escovedo's music is something special.  San Diego, Orange County, and Austin all claim him as their own, and it's easy to see wy.  His solo work, his classic music with the Zeros (alongside the one and only El Vez), and Austin band the True Believers (with his brother, internationally-acclaimed Alejandro Escovedo) are all well worth a listen.  His latest CD, "City Lights" (Folc Records), is absolutely "all killer, no filler" as they say, and full of awesome hooks, harmonies, classic melodies, and heavy doses of rocking riffs.

Javier Escovedo

Javier Escovedo

Javier Escovedo and Anders Larsson. Post-show in San Diego, CA. 2014

Javier Escovedo and Anders Larsson. Post-show in San Diego, CA. 2014