Quintero grew up in a town named Coyotitán. Before José planned to be a music artist he wanted to play baseball professionally. Which made him travel to Mazatlán, Mexico. The capital of the big star sinaloense bands, This is where he slowly began to get the nickname of El coyote. In 1989, El Coyote debuted in La Original Banda El Limón de Salvador Lizárraga, leaving aside his baseball dreams for a moment. Music became his priority and when he turned 19 years old he became the first generation of vocalists in Bands. Making his own style and texture of music which came natural with his voice. El Coyote was also a part of Banda la Costeña de Ramón López Alvarado,La Original Banda El Limón and Banda Los Recoditos. He recorded various albums as a vocalist with these groups; In 1997, El Coyote recorded an album with Los Recoditos and later on December appears his first solo album "Aquí me quedaré" with EMI. Before starting his solo career left recorded the album "Me lo contaron ayer" with La Original Banda El Limón released in 1997. In 1997 he recorded a solo demo with Banda Los Recoditos for Musart, but this album was released until 2004 as "Mis corridos escondidos" and the band re-recorded the same songs the same year. Finally on December Jose Angel released his first solo album for EMI.
José Ángel Ledesma Quintero is the lead performer and vocalist of El Coyote y su Banda Tierra Santa. El Coyote y su Banda Tierra Santa are with Record label Universal Music Latin Entertainment, and formerly Univision Music Group. El Coyote was born in the town of Coyotitán in Sinaloa, Mexico but was raised in Mexicali, Mexico the capital of Baja California. He is also a former member of La Original Banda Limón. Some of his top hits include "Piquites de Hormiga", "Arboles de la Barranca", "Me Dicen El Coyote", "Sufro", "Cuando Regreso a Tus Brazos", "Amor Pajarito", "Te Soñe", "Para Impressionarte", "Linda Doctora", "Besitos en el Cuello", "Y si te Robo" and many more. He was also part of Banda La Costeña.