Alejandro Escovedo's life reads like a primer in renewal. He was around at the dawn of American punk rock in his band the Nuns, which opened the last Sex Pistols show. His next band, Rank and File, virtually invented alternative country. Since then he's been a solo songwriter full of amazing stories, a full-blast rocker, and a survivor back from the brink of death. A superb electric guitarist, Alejandro has forged a new and distinctive instrumental collaboration with a member of his band each time he's come to The Ark over the last several years, and his Ark shows are not to be missed! Alejandro Escovedo comes to Michigan with a new album, "Big Station," that shows the influence of Bruce Springsteen.