Good morning everyone!
After a month off following the great success of our 4th Annual Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival and our first time at Stubb's, we're back in the saddle and ready to get to work!
Augustín Ramírez is the adopted son of Austin, Texas. Born in Lockhart, Texas, 30 miles south of the Live Music Capital of the World, El Guti spent many of his early musical years on 6th and 11th Street, he cut his teeth in the music business sitting in on guitar for numerous rock n roll and blues groups in Austin's Music scene.
Grupo Iluso, from Kingsville TX, accurately describes their sound as Tejano-Norteño, reflecting the fusion of the two styles that is so popular in south Texas. The fun-loving six-piece band employs strong percussion and vocal harmonies complimented by a strong Norteño-style accordion.
Grupo Iluso is a member of the Hacienda Records family, and has recently been in the studio recording some new tracks for a future project.
San Antonio’s Los Thunderbirds formed several years ago after a jam session and features seasoned musicians from a variety of backgrounds. Their style is firmly rooted in Conjunto, but because of their varied experience, the group weaves in other genres like country, jazz and old school rock and roll.
The Ramirez family of San Diego, Texas has no shortage of Conjunto talent. From Dad Pico on down to his musical sons, It’s in their blood. It’s second nature. It’s their heartbeat.
Los Enmascarados are based out of Kingsville, Texas. Bandleader, JD Los Enmascarados, started pursuing music at a young age. Music was always a part of JD's life. His father was a musician and his brother was the drummer for Showband USA. He first began learning how to play the drums at 12 years old and pursued singing at 15.