(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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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
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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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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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