As most of you know, Rancho Alegre hit the road in October 2011 to interview some of our favorite artists in San Antonio, Alice, Robstown, then Edinburg, McAllen and Mercedes. It was an unbelievable trip that we will always remember. Especially our visit with Roberto Pulido…
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.
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.
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.
Rick De La Rosa has conjunto running through his veins. The family name alone evokes the sights and sounds of his father Alfredo, his uncles Tony and Adan, and his aunt Eva, and their rich history building and dominating the conjunto scene for over fifty years.
When the story of Rancho Alegre is told, 2012 will be remembered as one of our most important years. And the year that we quit…for a few days.
Let’s start at the beginning. A lot has happened, so if I miss anyone or anything, it’s not intentional.