I saw 224 shows in 2015. Yes, I know, that sounds like an insane number considering I have a day job that is completely unrelated to music. How would I choose my top ten, with another fifteen as runners-up? All the shows except one were at least very good, and I thought that narrowing the list would not be easy.
It turned out not to be difficult at all. The top ten (or eleven as you will read below) were clear to me, as were the runners-up.
I thought I knew what to expect from an Alejandro Escovedo performance because I have attended several of his shows, but this show at Shalin Liu Performance Center exceeded any expectations I may have had!
This was as close to a perfect show as I have attended, due to both the performances and the venue (which is spectacular).
I am a relatively new fan of Alejandro Escovedo; a couple of years ago, a friend suggested I might enjoy him so I got a ticket to the first show I could. That first show hooked me – I now try to see him every time he swings through the Boston area.
Alejandro appeared with the Sensitive Boys at Tupelo Music Hall last week to a woefully undersold room; fewer than half the seats of the 250-seat venue were sold (and a fair number of seats that I believe were sold were empty).