This is the news I'd hoped for for years....As long as I've been loving Alejandro Escovedo, which is about 15 years.
The guy was rock's best unknown talent, and I always compared him to Bruce Springsteen, saying that his songwriting is on the same level, but his fame is nowhere to be found.
Well, finally, Springsteen's manager Jon Landau signed Al, has him appearing on Letterman, Conan and Jimmy....and had him jam with Springsteen in Houston...not on a Bruce song, but on one of Al's..
Check the video, posted on Springsteen's site here.
Now, if only Eric Clapton would find Jason Ricci and Bill Miller would get discovered by Bono or Chris Martin, my favorite unknowns will finally get their due.
At least this shows that persistence pays off.