Luis Rodriguez, who is originally from the Coahuila-Texas border, plays the accordion at parties and special events with another band member not pictured here. This image was taken near Cristo Rey Catholic Church in East Austin, Texas on a Saturday noon. I noticed two quinceañera ceremonies taking place at the church the day I visited.
Joe and Rosa Perez. Musicians and storytellers from South Texas. Originally from Premont, Texas the duet formed a music project called Rumbo al’ Anacua. The project’s mission is to keep “the tradition of music performed under anacua trees, around backyard tables, in dining rooms and on porches throughout South Texas”. Quoted from their website. http://www.rumboalanacua.com/
I attended my first conjunto music festival on Sep 28, 2013 at the Simon Sauceda Auditorioum of Donna High School. The musicians who participated in the festival have ties to Donna, Texas. They include: The Mario Montes Romance Band, The Ayala Brothers, Pedro Yañez among others. I’m working to name each of the musicians in these images.