Alejandro Escovedo (born January 10, 1951, in San Antonio, Texas) is a musician and singer-songwriter based in America.
In 1997, Alejandro collaborated with Whiskeytown and Ryan Adams during the recording sessions for their album Strangers Almanac. He sings on "Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight", "Dancing with the Women at the Bar", and "Not Home Anymore". As a salute to Alejandro, a cover of a True Believers song written by Alejandro is covered by Whiskeytown on the Deluxe Edition re-release of Strangers Almanac.
Escovedo's latest record, Real Animal, was released on June 24, 2008 and was produced by Tony Visconti. All of the songs were co-written with Chuck Prophet.
Alejandro Escovedo has been an object of alt-country worship for ages, and the last few years have found him ripping into his work with the fresh enthusiasm of someone who hasn’t been through half as much trouble. After a bout with hepatitis, Escovedo surged back to work with producer John Cale on 2006’s The Boxing Mirror, lamenting and reflecting, but fiercely so. He followed it in 2008 with Real Animal, an album of bright, guitar-driven songs that look back to his years playing in proto-punk band The Nuns and living in New York and San Francisco in the late ’70s.