Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tortilla Factory founder Tony ‘Ham’ Guerrero dead(via RamiroBurr.com)

(Tejano music lost another pioneer today when news drifted throughout the Southwest that Tony ‘Ham’ Guerrero, founder of the famed Tortilla Band, passed away today (1/29/2011) from complications from pneumonia. He was 66. Our correspondent Ramon Hernandez files this report.)

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RIP Ham

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Check out this You Tube video from Tejano Cruise #1

Looks like folks are having a lot of fun….

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KXTN Pre-Valentine’s One Night Stand – 107.5 KXTN (via Gringz’s La Mafia Weblog)

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Hector Saldaña: ‘Perfect” time for Tejano (via MySA)

It’s impossible to stage a Tejano package concert like “Esta Noche Live!” at the San Antonio Event Center on Saturday without laying it all on the line.

Featuring Latin Grammy winners Michael Salgado, Elida Reyna y Avante and rising accordion star A.J. Castillo of Austin, “Esta Noche Live!” aims to raise the bar, generate buzz and bring a big-tent mentality to a beloved genre admittedly in the doldrums

(The event is THIS Saturday 1-29-2011). Read more via . Hector Saldaña: ‘Perfect” time for Tejano

Tribute set for Tony “Ham” Guerrero | Somos Austin

 By Juan Castillo | Friday, January 28, 2011, 04:48 PM

Some of Tejano music’s most accomplished musicians will pay tribute Sunday (Jan 30, 2011) to Tony “Ham” Guerrero, the trumpeter whose Grammy-nominated Tortilla Factory ushered a groundbreaking fusion of Tejano, Chicano, funk and soul genres in the 1970s.

The 66-year-old Guerrero, who has battled diabetes for years, is recovering from a heart attack he suffered Jan. 10, according to his son, Alfredo Antonio. In a coma for seven days, Guerrero awoke and was able to breathe on his own. Earlier this week, however, doctors put him on a ventilator after he experienced breathing problems, his son said.

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Marathon, FL hosts Traditional Music artists (Texmaniacs to perform on Sunday, Jan 30, 2011)

 

 6:30 p.m. Los Texmaniacs, San Antonio, Tx. Accordion-led conjunto music of the Tex-Mex border punctuates the sound of this contemporary, high-energy duo: bajo sexto player Max Baca and accordionist David Farias, winners of the 2010 Grammy for Best Tejano Album. They serve up a mix of polka, country, Texas blues and rock, en espanol.

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Bobby’s new single “Que Bueno Para El”, is now available on iTunes