Alejandro Escovedo’s family tree includes former Santana percussionist Pete Escovedo and Pete’s daughter, Sheila E- Prince’s former drummer and later a pop star. Alejandro 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.

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