Future Face of TejanoPosted: May 22, 2011
By Hector Saldaña San Antonio Express-News
Tejano and conjunto promoters and fans revere the genre’s elders. A great example is Robert Herzik’s poster for the 30th annual Tejano Conjunto Festival that featured Al Rendon‘s photo of the late Narciso Martinez. But festival producer Juan Tejeda and sponsors such as Gilberto Reyes Jr. at Hohner would be the first to say that’s only half the story.
“We have reverence for the maestros,” said Reyes. “But you also have to look at the next generation that’s going to be pushing the music forward.”
Austin-based AJ Castillo, 24, is one such highly touted young performer.