Following the critically acclaimed 2005 release of The Howl Sessions, Alvarado switches emotional gears and takes an honest look at human relationships on his new 10-track set Let It Go. On Let it Go, Alvarado draws on a lifetime of personal experiences, moving beyond the edgy religious and political commentary of his earlier works.
In creating his “album about heartbreak,” the singer has once again surrounded himself with some of the most renowned session musicians of our time. Playing on the record are guitarist Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, T-Bone Burnett, Sam Phillips), drummer Kenny Wollesen (Norah Jones, Rufus Wainright, Rickie Lee Jones), pianist Rob Burger (Beth Orton, Lucinda Williams, Rufus Wainright), and bassist Joe Quigley (Shawn Colvin, Lisa Loeb, Syd Straw).
This may be Alvarado’s finest release to date.