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.
Hold on to your hats…here we go! In the next few weeks, we’ll be publishing the lineup and details. With any luck, we’ll have some media appearances as well!
Interested in sponsoring the event? $100 gets you our undying devotion; a spot on the posters, t-shirt, and website; recognition at the event; AND two 3-day passes! Get in touch with us and let us know. Piper’s at 512-609-9208.
Hello everyone…wondering what we’re up to?
What are we NOT up to, is the question. We just got back from a whirlwind interview trip Houston, Corpus, Refugio, Laredo and San Antonio where we interviewed some legendary performers and up and coming artists who hold the key to the future of Tejano and Conjunto music.
Sirius XM is officially in the Live Music Capital of the World! Broadcasting from some brand spankin’ new digs right next to the new ACL Live at 2nd and Guadalupe, the satellite radio giant has established a physical presence with an eye toward channeling what makes Austin special.
The “King of the Brown Sound” is a fitting nickname for Little Joe Hernandez. The music he has played over his storied career has blended together everything from mariachi, orquesta, conjunto, country, doo-wop, Sinatra-style standards, jazz, rock, salsa, and whatever else sounds and feels right, creating a sound that has resonated with Chicanos for over 50 years.