Favoritas De Mis Padres, the debut album from San Antonio-based accordionist Brenda Martinez, is now available on CD, Vinyl LP and Digital formats at Rancho Alegre's Store! The album is a collection of Conjunto tunes, paying homage to the classic instrumental Conjunto albums of masters like Ruben Naranjo, Gilberto Perez and Ruben Vela. The selections include polkas, a huapango, and a reimagined bolero, all with the feel and vibe of old-school Conjunto.
San Antonio, TX — The world premiere of “Lola,” the debut single from up and coming conjunto accordionist Brenda Martinez will hit the airwaves on Monday, November 11th at 8pm on KEDA radio with host Mark Weber.
In June 2019, Rancho Alegre finally caught up to Little Miss Dynamite herself, Shelly Lares. We had been after her since we first started doing interviews in 2011 and the stars finally aligned and our schedules finally allowed for us to finally meet.
We're excited to announce that we're doing a little "rebranding" here at Rancho Alegre and getting back in the swing of things, post-festival.
We decided that we have so many projects that we should change our organization's name to simply "Rancho Alegre." That's what everyone calls us anyway.
We are happy to report (ha, see what we did there?) that our first Annual Report is now available! In this report, we take a look at our biggest year ever and get ready to make even bigger moves in 2019. To view the report online, click here or click the image below.
Humilde Corazones is the second studio effort from Rio Grande Valley-based Gilberto "Chore" Perez Jr y Su Conjunto. Among the ten solid, hardcore Conjunto tracks are three original compositions by Gilberto Jr ("Dame Otra Oportunidad," "Luz Perlita" and "Estrellitas Caen Del Cielo") and two from longtime friend and collaborator Julian Garcia ("Hay Veces Que Nada El Pato" and "El Sueño de Julian").