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Alejandro Escovedo

Summary: Alejandro Escovedo's family tree includes former Santana percussionist Pete Escovedo and Pete's daughter, Sheila E (also Prince's former drummer and later a pop star). He began his music career with The Nuns , a mid-'70s punk band based in San Francisco. He co-founded the pioneering cowpunk band Rank and File in 1979, which moved to Austin, Texas, in 1981 after a stint in New York City. The band released Sundown on Slash Records in 1982, but shortly after, Escovedo left to form the True Believers with brother Javier.

Filed under: Alt-country, americana, austin, rock, singer-songwriter

Similar Artists: Son Volt, The Bottle Rockets, Jay Farrar, Golden Smog, Jason Isbell

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