Alejandro Escovedo (born January 10, 1951, in San Antonio, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter.
The son of Mexican immigrants to Texas, Escovedo is from family that boasts several professional musicians, including brothers (and percussionists) Coke Escovedo and Pete Escovedo, and Sheila E (Pete's daughter and Alejandro's niece, respectively). Another brother, Mario, fronted the hard rock band The Dragons.
Escovedo began performing in the first-wave punk rock group The Nuns, with Delphine Neid, Jennifer Miro, and Jeff Olener, in San Francisco, California. After Escovedo's departure, The Nuns recorded an album on Posh Boy Records, but had little commercial success.