Alejandro Escovedo

Rock musician Alejandro Escovedo talks about his decades-long career and his 2018 album “The Crossing” that tells the tale of two boys, one from Mexico, one from Italy, who meet in Texas to chase their American rock and roll dreams.

Alejandro Escovedo is a Mexican-American rock musician with Texas roots. His career includes performing in the punk rock group The Nuns, and alternative country bands Rank and File and The True Believers. He has collaborated with Bruce Springsteen, John Cale, Los Lobos, Peter Buck & Scott McCaughey, Los Texmaniacs and Chuck Prophet. No Depression magazine declared him the Artist of the Decade. 

Robert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez is a maverick filmmaker whose first film, “El Mariachi,” launched his legendary career with a budget of just $7,000. Rodriguez joins Evan to talk about some of his past work and his 2019 film, “Alita: Battle Angel.”

Robert Rodriguez has been a celebrated and innovative filmmaker for more than 25 years. The San Antonio native has directed films such as “El Mariachi,” “From Dusk ‘Til Dawn,” the “Spy Kids” and “Sin City” franchises and “Alita: Battle Angel,” a partnership with producer James Cameron. In 2013, Rodriguez ventured into television and launched his own cable TV channel, El Rey. He co-founded Troublemaker Studios, an Austin-based film production company, and leads the band Chingon with members of Del Castillo.

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