Posted: June 14, 2012 Filed under: Conjunto is Life, Conjunto music | Tags: accordion, bajo sexto, conjunto, Conjunto music, flaco jimenez, fred ojeda, polka, san antonio, tejano, tex-mex
Flaco Jimenez is back in the studio consumed by a labor of love. Not to work on a new solo project (he’s vowed those off) but rather to dig deep into his past with the long-extinct Los Caporales, a duo with singer and bajo sexto player Fred Ojeda.
They are the embodiment of the spirit of their boyhood heroes, Los Alegres de Teran.
Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/life/article/Flaco-Jimenez-steps-back-in-time-with-duo-s-other-3627938.php#ixzz1xjfEIDyq
Posted: May 17, 2012 Filed under: accordion, Conjunto is Life | Tags: accordion, conjunto, juan tejeda, santa cecilia, tejano conjunto festival
“The band LOVES San Antonio,” writes Grammy-winning producer Sebastian Krys about La Santa Cecilia, the first band he signed for his label Rebeleon Entertainment. “It was the first city outside Los Angeles that they felt they really connected with fans, so it has a special place for them.”
Read more here – Music – San Antonio Current.
Posted: May 9, 2012 Filed under: Conjunto is Life | Tags: accordion, chicano, chicano art, conjunto, flaco jimenez, polka, squeezebox, steve jordan, tejano, tex-mex
The sale of a small retail center on St. Mary’s Strip between East Craig Street and East Russell Place signals the beginning of the end for Salute International Bar, a landmark with a storied musical history.
It’s no secret that Salute owner Azeneth Dominguez has been looking to get out of the business for nearly two years, since the death of Esteban “Steve” Jordan in August 2010.
Jordan had a longtime residency there and Salute played home to performers like the late Randy Garibay, Joe Jama and Flaco Jimenez, as well as punk rockers and DJs.
San Antonio businessman Casey Lange bought the center in April. Lange, who is the landlord forLimelight and Feast, says he has no immediate plans for the space.
But he doesn’t plan to operate Salute or carry on the name. Lange envisions launching a new nightclub with a food component at the site in 2013.
Both parties said they hadn’t discussed details of Dominguez’s eventual exit. At this time, current tenants are operating on a month-to-month basis.
“If I can stay until June, I’ll be happy,” said Dominguez who has operated the bar for 24 years. Salute is located at 2801 N. St, Mary’s.
Salute’s days are numbered | The Music Beat | a mySA.com blog.
Posted: November 22, 2011 Filed under: Conjunto is Life | Tags: accordion, bajo sexto, Conjunto is Life, Conjunto music, polka, squeezebox, tejano, tejano conjunto festival, valley
La Joya ISD festival brings conjunto youth, legends together
Guarded by posters of rock and pop legends like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Michael Jackson, a group of young men from Palmview High School worked on perfecting the sounds of their region that holds strong routes throughout South Texas and Mexico since the 19th century.
“It has a good beat to dance to, to listen to,” said 17-year-old Omar Garza, an accordion player with La Tradicion, PHS’s conjunto group.
Read more here: Progress Times.
Posted: May 24, 2011 Filed under: accordion, Conjunto is Life, Conjunto music | Tags: accordion, Arnulfo Olivo, conjunto, Conjunto music, narciso martinez, Pedro Ayala, squeezebox, tejano
Interesting article by Eduardo Martinez
Pharr From Heaven: Arnulfo Olivo – The Forgotten Conjunto Pioneer.
Posted: May 12, 2011 Filed under: accordion, Conjunto is Life, Conjunto music | Tags: accordion, Conjunto music, flaco jimenez, santiago jimenez
The song has yet to be written about the “crazy life” and wild West Side times of Santiago Jimenez Jr.
But in his heart, Jimenez knows what it would be called: “El Corrido de Jimmy y Leo.”
It would tell the story of two brothers, both of whom took the name of their beloved father. Jimmy became Santiago Jimenez Jr. Leonardo became Flaco Jimenez.
Keeping a family’s musical legacy alive – San Antonio Express-News.