Alejandro Escovedo and his wife, Nancy Rankin, at the Belmont Hotel in 2017. Photo by Danny Fulgencio

Alejandro Escovedo released his new album, “The Crossing,” last week, just in time for Americana Fest in Nashville.

The definition of Americana music continues to be written, says No Depression’s review:

However you define Americana,there’s no question that it continues to both evolve and include an ever-growing diverse group of artists with stories to tell about their own American experiences. In 2018, there may be no artist more important to the genre than Alejandro Escovedo.

Escovedo, who lives at the Belmont Hotel when not on tour, has been a professional musician since the 1970s, and Americana is just the latest genre.

The new album is receiving great reviews, including this one from Salon that calls it “a rock ‘n’ roll immigration epic poem,” and it’s available everywhere.