I finally saw Alejandro last October, and when I met him after the show I acted like a nerd. I took his hand in both of mine and said something like, I'm so happy that you're well. Please take care of yourself. He smiled and said thanks, and then signed my CD. Seriously, I thought I would never get to see him.
You will find that Alejandro Escovedo is one of the most highly regarded songwriters around. Musicians know. Just check out who the artist are on an album that is a tribute to him. Here's a link. Just scroll down to the track listing. It is amazing.