Pistolera is a music group that was founded in 2005 in Brooklyn, New York, by Mexican-American songwriter Sandra Lilia Velásquez. Maria Elena (accordion), Inca B. Satz (bass), and Ani Cordero (drums). They have released three albums: Siempre Hay Salida (2006) En Este Camino (2008), and El Desierto Y La Ciudad (2011), and have performed numerous shows in the United States and abroad. In 2008, Lila Downs invited them to open for her at Town Hall in New York City. That same year they opened for Los Lobos at Massey Hall in Toronto and at The Birchmere in the United States as part of the Mexican Tourism Board and National Geographic Traveler Magazine Series. Their 2008 showcase at globalFEST in New York City resulted in invitations to perform at many festivals such as the Montreal Jazz Festival, Sfinks Festival (Belgium), Ollin Kan (Mexico), Celebrate Brooklyn (USA), Central Park Summerstage (USA), Ritmo y Color (Canada), The Lake Eden Arts Festival (USA), Lotus Fest (USA) and Roots and Blues Festival (Canada). In 2010, drummer Ani Cordero left the band and was replaced by Sebastian Guerrero.