Just two dudes, talking about Tejano music
If you ask any Tejano music fan to list some of the most popular performers in the industry, Ram Herrera will be near the top of the list.
He hardly has to use his last name anymore, “Ram” is usually enough. He’s also known as the “Most Wanted Man” and the “Man of 1,000 Roses.”
After starting his career with David Lee Garza y Los Musicales over three decades ago, Herrera went on to an extraordinarily successful career as a solo performer. He has won multiple Tejano Music Awards, earned several Grammy nominations, and has sold millions of records all over the country. Continue reading
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Tagged amor querido, David Lee Garza, en el amor, man of 1000 roses, musicales, neverending love, Ram Herrera, tejano, the most wanted man
Interview with Crystal N Crew
Crystal N Crew is one of the youngest groups in conjunto today. With all members under the age of 17, the family band from Pasadena includes Crystal Garcia on bajo sexto, Jose Garcia on accordion, and Lily Garcia on drums. They’ve had a couple of bass players, including Anthony Diaz (included in this interview) and current bassist Isaiah Tellez.
Back in November, on one of our road trips, we stopped by the Garcia home to get to know the group and their family. We found that they not only have youth, but they also have heart and passion for the music. Crystal is a songwriter, and all the kids know who Ruben Naranjo was. Pretty impressive, considering other kids their age only know Justin Bieber or Bruno Mars.
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Tagged anthony diaz, conjunto, crystal garcia, crystal n crew, interview, isaiah tellez, jose garcia, lily garcia, rancho alegre radio, ruben naranjo
Want to hear more from Seguin’s Conjunto Calidad? You can buy their debut CD, featuring original songs written by frontman Johnny Moreno, right here on ranchoalegretexas.com!
Julian Limon Fernandez of Los Texas Wranglers has worked really hard to keep Conjunto alive in Austin. Along with bandmates Sonny Trujillo (accordion), Amador Salazar (bass, vocals), Junior Sandoval (bajo sexto, vocals), Tim Torres (saxophone, vocals), Joyce Adams (vocals), and Rocio Valdez (vocals), Los Texas Wranglers play in all kinds of venues around Austin and also at Rodeos around the state and beyond. Tardeadas, benefits, festivals, you name it, the Wranglers are always there. And so are their dedicated and loyal fans.
A drummer and songwriter, Julian puts his heart and soul into his career as a musician and bandleader. Of the people we have interviewed, he might also be one of the biggest fans as well as a performer. He talks of great memories with a big grin on his face, showing how much he loves what he does. Continue reading
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Tagged amador salazar, conjunto, joyce adams, julian fernandez, junior sandoval, los texas wranglers, sonny trujillo, tim torres
Join us on Texas Independence Day, March 2nd, for another Conjunto good time in the Live Music Capital of the World.
La Reina de Conjunto, Linda Escobar, will be in the house, and we’ll be celebrating the new CD from Los Texas Wranglers, “Mi Canciones!” We’ll also have special guests Conjunto Cats all the way from Seguin.
Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 presale, available at Estrada’s Cleaners, Turntable Records, and online.
Join the Facebook Event and invite your friends!
Added some new tracks to the playlist today, with more to come!
That’s Crazy – Los Texas Wranglers
Yerba Mala – Carlos Guzman y Los Fabulosos 4
4 Aces Special – Los Cuatro Aces
Un Deseo – Tejano Highway 281
Alegre Me Ando Paseando – Johnny “El Brujo” Cruz and the Texas Chain Gang
Alma Rota – Marcos Orozco y Powerhouse
Tras Las Rejas Del Penal – Tony De La Rosa
Ayer Se Fue Mi Prieta – Las Fantasmas Del Valle
Solo En El Mundo – Fish y Su Conjunto
Baila Que Baila – David Marez
Si Me Quieres Ver Llorar – Roberto Pulido
Copa Tras Copa – Chente Barrera
Rio Rebelde – Mingo y Los Mungiazz
Corrido de Oliviera – Chano Cadena y Su Conjunto
Que Bonito – City View
Don Pedrito Jaramillo – Rene Joslin
Puro San Anto Style – Los Camaradas de San Anto
El Dia – Big Lu
Palomas Que Andan Volando – Bernardo y Sus Compadres
El Gallo Prieto – Fito Olivares
Ojitos Verdes – Joel Guzman & Sarah Fox
Flor Triste – Los Aguilares and Roberto Pulido
Oh Gran Dios – Laura Canales with Los Fabulosos Cuatro
Lejos Me Encuentro – Jo-Ann Gonzales
El Palomito – Conjunto X – Live from the 2013 Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival
Tu Vestido Blanco – Conjunto Cats – Live from the 2013 Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival
Cinco Estrellas – Ricky Ruiz y Los Escorpiones
Hay Por Hay – Rene Ramirez y El Poder de Tejas
Prieta Casada – Conjunto Baraja De Oro
Frank with Betty and Mario Barajas of Conjunto Baraja de Oro
Conjunto Baraja de Oro is one of the hottest bands going these days. Affectionately known as Conjunto BDO or simply BDO, North Texas husband and wife duo Mario and Betty Barajas are taking the conjunto world by storm, boasting multiple Tejano Music Award nominations, incredibly well-attended shows, high-quality songwriting and recordings, and a loyal army of fans.
Mario and Betty may seem like newcomers, but Mario has been working hard for over 20 years playing accordion and singing in various Tejano groups. For over a decade, he and Betty have, with their super-talented band members, steadily built the phenomenon that is Conjunto Baraja de Oro. We are extraordinarily excited to welcome them to the Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival on Friday Feb. 1 for their Austin debut. We know the fans will be clamoring for more and they will return to the Live Music Capital in the near future.