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Accordionist Luis Rodriguez playing in East Austin Texas

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.

Luis Rodriguez Accordionist in Austin Texas

Luis Rodriguez Accordionist in Austin Texas. Intersection of Robert T Martinez Jr. St and E 2nd St. Photographed on June 28, 2014.

2013 Donna Community Music Festival

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.

2013 Donna Community Music Festival

2013 Donna Community Music Festival

2013 Donna Community Music Festival

2013 Donna Community Music Festival

2013 Donna Community Music Festival

2013 Donna Community Music Festival

2013 Donna Community Music Festival

2013 Donna Community Music Festival

2013 Donna Community Music Festival

2013 Donna Community Music Festival

2013 Donna Community Music Festival

2013 Donna Community Music Festival

2013 Donna Community Music Festival

2013 Donna Community Music Festival

2013 Donna Community Music Festival

2013 Donna Community Music Festival