Flaco Jimenez

We recently played at the Market Square here in San Antonio and had the pleasure of talking with conjunto music legend Flaco Jimenez.  It was nice to talk with him.  What was cool is when my compadre Juan started asking him questions about his early recordings, and they started singing some of those old songs together!  You could tell Flaco was getting a kick out of reminescing about some of the other legends in conjunto like Andres Berlanga, Fred Zimmerle, and others.  It was really the highlight of the whole night.  It’s moments like these that make me appreciate what we have here in San Antonio and in our culture, hope we never forget!


The Conjunto Network

I need to thank my compadre Jesús Ramirez for introducing me to ning.com.  Since we launched the “Conjunto is Life” social network it has taken off!  Thanks to all the participants!  Also, I need to apologize to Javier Galvan of Fama.  I banned him from the network.  Actually there was some technical glitch that caused me to have to do that – Yes I know Fama is not normally associated with Conjunto, but I have to remind everyone (I give them props for this) in one of their early hits they used Eddie Lalo Torres on the squeezebox!  Eddie Lalo is an awesome accordion player from San Antonio his brother is El Pavo Grande from Los Pavo Reales (La Reina es el Rey, Me Dicen el Borrachito, etc).  That was probably the only time Eddie Lalo was heard on Tejano radio all thanks to Javier Galvan y Grupo Fama.  Maybe Javier can put it on his player so we can all remember.  Thanks y Viva Conjunto!

Hurricane Ike

Just wanted to remind everyone to pray for all the victims of this hurricane.  I have family in Houston.  There are also a few friends that are in different conjuntos from Houston.  Hope all are safe.

Genaro Aguilar, Conjunto is Life series

Here are some pictures from the Conjunto is Life series on August 28th.  It was a lot of fun, hope more of you can join us for the next one!  More info coming…