Roots rocker Alejandro Escovedo hits the City Winery with a three nights of alt-country magic. On Wednesday, he shares the bill with Texas legend Joe Ely; on Friday, he’s set to highlight the romanticism and lyrical atmosphere of his best work via an acoustic set that will feature a string quartet; on Saturday, he invites his touring band, the Sensitive Boys, onto the stage for a set of well-hewn tunes, played with the precision of old pros and with the abandon of old punks. Recent albums Real Animal (2008), Street Songs of Love (2010), and 2012’s Big Station have all offered up healthy servings of this open-hearted rock, which is sure to go down nicely with a bottle of some New World Pinot Noir.
Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Jan. 15. Continues through Jan. 20, 2014