Fabled drummer and percussionist Sheila Escovedo, best known as Sheila E., will release her first solo album since 2001. The long-awaited new album is called 'Icon'.
What began under the guidance and inspiration of her father, Pete Escovedo, uncle Alejandro Escovedo and her late and legendary godfather Ernesto "Tito" Puente is ready to blossom again, with an album that's nothing short of a celebration of Sheila's amazing talents.
The album features the song Leader Of The Band, which has guest appearances by her father Pete and brothers Juan and Peter Michael Escovedo, and by Prince, with whom she wrote the song.
It's the latest evidence of her long-standing relationship with the enigmatic superstar: Sheila E not only performed on numerous Prince albums including the celebrated 'Sign O' The Times' but was his percussionist and musical director on the famous Lovesexy tour.
'Icon' is bursting with effusive drum solos and remarkable percussion throughout. Indeed, the glamorous life is back — and with her killer heels, red-hot percussion and irresistible songs, Sheila E is the one to take us there.
'Icon' will be released on Stilettoflats Records on November 25th.