for the curious...


I am sharing with you today an 8-minute Highlights Reel of my Lizard Lounge show earlier this month. You may get a kick outta my new routine which, I'm told, suggests "Scott Walker meets Rick Berlin meets Roberto Benigni."


TOMORROW at the LIZARD (Thurs 5/2)


It's a fabulous chance to check out my latest rigamarole


LIZARD LOUNGE 🎤 Thursday May 2


I return to this eclectic hot spot where I've been on crooner nights, sitar/tabla sets and my band's wild avant-variety series Scara's Night Out. Promises to be a great night out!




Hey, Happy New Year!
Here's Shovel.

A newly minted arrangement/recording of my seasonal-affective-disordered anti-ballad. With horns!

Shovel on SoundCloud

And if you were curious how my inaugural onstage mischief went at Once Ballroom, I've posted videos of my tunes on youtube from that night.




Wednesday, December 19th, I’m among luminary Chandler Travis’ roundup of local stars for The 14th or 15th Annual Boston Christmas Cavalcade For the Homeless! @ Once Ballroom Somerville MA All proceeds to the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

I prepared tunes specially for this show and wanna share with you the demos I made up. Chandler’s game on lending me his talented cohort, so its MASCARA/TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC for two songs! Happy as a pig on a zipline.

Dr. Who Meets Joy
Christmas Break


Come Along on a Feisty Fiat 500 Tuscan Tour


new traveltube – a scenic jaunt one feisty afternoon in a vintage Fiat CinqueCento buzzing through the Tuscan hills

plus, a porch-side, impromptu, a cappella version of Chris Bell’s “I Am the Cosmos

And, the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis and the DIY Musician Conference in Nashville, on my Instagram!



CellarDoor@20 on YouTube, EscovedoNYCshow too, Instagram


Happy Easter/Passover/Blue Moon, sports fans. Have I a goodie basket full of treats for you!

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the completion of my debut album, I offer an expanded re-release of CELLAR DOOR on YouTube.

A fresh-culled YouTube playlist of quality videos from my gig with ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO & Friends at a packed City Winery in NYC. See yours-truly onstage performing keys on: “Heroes” & “All The Young Dudes” with legendary producer TONY VISCONTI; “Powderfinger” & “Like a Hurricane” with Patti Smith guitarist LENNY KAYE; Iggy Pop’s “Loose” with JESSE MALIN; John Cale’s “Amsterdam” with CAT EDMONSON.


You are Different

Chain Link Fence - a tribute to Gene Mascara


I hope my new release Chain Link Fence -- a tribute to my dad on the anniversary of his passing -- can serve to shine a light on domestic violence and abuse, October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month. May we all do better to shield the most vulnerable among us.


you want it snarker


-New release, the second song in the “It Takes a Village: a mob opera” song series from Mascara Non GratA Freestyle

-New YouTube from Nashville, right after the DIY Musician Conference

-ways to donate to survivors of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

-readings on irony




Passing Judgment is Hell


Casting stones leads nowhere
Aiming low feeding on itself
Judging others for what we don't forgive inside ourselves
Passing Judgment is Hell


what say you now


If you mourn a departed veteran, I am with you.

If you mourn Manchester, I am with you.

If you mourn Chris Cornell, I am with you.

If you mourn the incessant squeeze on the most vulnerable in our land, and on this Earth, I am with you.


presenting Firewall for Krystle Campbell

NEW - Molly Glynn tribute & Triplets of Belleville cover song


Hello! Pleased to share with you the next release from Mascara Non Grata Freestyle – a couplet of new tunes on the soundclouds and a personal note on the youtubes. This installment is dedicated to anyone you call a friend.

Tree is an elegy for Molly Glynn, a fallen performing-arts comrade, whose prolific life was cut short by a freak accident while bicycling not far from her home near Chicago.

Cieco Cieco is an Italian-peasant frolic from Benoît Charest’s original soundtrack of The Triplets of Belleville


Holy Holy Holy Holy


Many a new year’s benediction upon you, gentlefolk.  

Here’s a special youtube felixication for you announcing Runner, my new release from Mascara Non Grata, which features samples from Allen Ginsberg’s first recording of Howl ca. 1956. So, its got “Language”.  Oh my.


The Prodigal Scamp


Please accept this offering of my newest work.  A three-fer. The first out the door of a whole new book of demos called Mascara Non Grata Freestyle

This inaugural installment is dedicated to creators. We all NEED you.


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