Alejandro Escovedo with Stephen Bruton
Outdoor Terrace
Aquarelle Restaurant
Austin, TX
March 2, 2008

A very special cancer benefit for Ms. Christie Constante, one of the teachers at Esqualita Del Alma, a bilingual elementary school that was at the time of this recording located in downtown Austin. Stephen Bruton, who was undergoing treatment for cancer himself, very much wanted to be a part of this special fund raising show. As it turned out this would be the final time that Alejandro and Stephen would play together. Bruton produced Alejandro's first three albums. The quality of both the performance and the recording is stunning, Bruton's playing added a very special texture to the show, as in the version on "Everybody Loves Me", which is one of the best, snakiest versions ever performed. This all acoustic show is special in many, many ways and it's a pleasure to share it with music lovers everywhere. This is "Austin Love" at it's best.

Alejandro Escovedo - Guitar/Vocals
Stephen Bruton - Guitar/Slide Guitar/Mandolin/Backup Vocals
Josh Gravelin - Bass
Hector Munoz - Drums/Percussion

01. Introduction by Dina Flores
02. By Eleven
03. Broken Bottle
04. Everybody Loves Me
05. Five Hearts Breaking
06. Rosalie
07. I Wish I Was Your Mother (Ian Hunter)
08. Wave
09. Always A Friend
10. Castanets

This coming Sunday, September 27, at Threadgill's a special day of music, "The 3rd Annual Austin Yam Jam" will be dedicated to Stephen Bruton, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Some of Austin's finest musicians with gather to pay homage to our departed friend.

Here's a partial list of performers:

Alejandro Escovedo
Bob Schneider
Malford Milligan
David Grissom
Haydn Vitera
Boca Abajo
And many special guests...

For more information of the "Austin Yam Jam", here's a link that runs it all down:

Mike T.

A special thanks to Mike T. for making this available to the community.
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