Who hires these people?Posted: July 3, 2007
I need to share something that I found very frustrating. I recently emailed a local club to see if they were interested in traditional Conjunto music, a few days later I got the phone call. The gentleman said that they usually hire R&B Tejano groups like Roger Velazquez (a friend of mine), OBG band (Oldies But Goodies), and Los Tovares. As I was explaining who we were and the music we play, he asked “how does your style of music compare to OBG?” I was stunned. I did not lose my cool, but simply said, they play old school just like we do, except we are a CONJUNTO. This gentleman hires bands for a “Tejano” club and has no idea what Conjunto music is? OH MY GOD! Perhaps he was just young and hadn’t had the exposure. I would have been satisfied if he told me that the crowd they cater to prefers “Oldies” and are not really a “Conjunto” crowd. Well needless to say I steered him to our website and he hasn’t called since. He was probably disappointed that we did not have “Mustang Sally”, or “Mazz” in our repetoire. I guess I should have suggested he listen to KEDA radio (now online!) Anyways, folks, we have alot of work to do! Viva Conjunto!