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Richard Skanse

About the Author Richard Skanse

Lone Star Music editor Richard Skanse was born in the West Texas town of El Paso, attended college at Trinity University in San Antonio and has called San Marcos home since 2007. Prior to joining LSM in 2010, he edited Texas Music Magazine for 10 years and was an editor at RollingStone.com in NYC for four years in the late ’90s. He collects cats.

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Alejandro Escovedo, outlaw for you. (Photo by Nancy Escovedo)
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Q&A: Alejandro Escovedo The True Believer talks about how a band of Italians — and the fictional story of two immigrants in search of America in the age of Trump — helped him find his way to making the most personal and boldly political album of his life, "The Crossing."

By Richard Skanse Nearly two decades on from writing one of the most haunting songs of his career — 2001’s “Wave,” about the day his father, …

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