Few artists are more emblematic of the eclectic, often discerning tastes of WMNF and its listeners than Alejandro Escovedo.
The Tampa-based community radio station has been championing the Texas music icon for more than a decade, regularly playing his emotive, genre-defying songs and bringing him to town for shows like today's at Skipper's Smokehouse.
Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T. Rex, Moody Blues) produced Escovedo's new album, the critically acclaimed "Big Station," which largely features songs co-written by frequent Escovedo collaborator and fellow WMNF fave Chuck Prophet.
Escovedo will be performing today with his Sensitive Boys backing unit.
The Ghost Wolves as well as Will Quinlan and the Reluctant Diviners open.
Details: 8 p.m. Oct. 25, Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Tickets: $20 (advance)/$25 (door). Information: 813-971-0666 or www.skipperssmokehouse.com.
-- Wade Tatangelo