Peter Michael Escovedo (born July 7, 1961) is an American percussionist and musical director. He is also known as Peter Michael Escovedo III.
Escovedo was born in Alameda County, California. Escovedo is a member of a musical family and is the son and namesake of percussionist Pete Escovedo, nephew of percussionist Coke Escovedo, brother of percussionist Juan Escovedo and percussionist Sheila Escovedo, known as Sheila E., cousin of drummer René Escovedo, and biological father of Nicole Richie.
Escovedo has worked as a musical director for television programs including the Wayne Brady Show and Martin Short Show and performers including Mos Def, Barry Manilow, Stevie Nicks, Justin Timberlake and Luther Vandross. He has toured with headliners including Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie and Tina Turner and has recorded with artists such as Barbra Streisand, Patti LaBelle and Kenny G.
Peter Michael Escovedo, along with his father Pete Escovedo and brother Juan Escovedo are currently recording with Latin Rock legends El Chicano and their 3 piece percussion is featured on a new instrumental track from El Chicano's most recent studio album due to be released in April 2014.
ReferencesPeter Michael Escovedo - IMDb The Escovedo Family