Aye Que Tan Bonita, Los Texas Wranglers

Liner Notes: Aye Que Tan Bonita – Los Texas Wranglers

When Julian Fernandez of Los Texas Wranglers asked me to write the liner notes for Aye, Que Tan Bonita, the guys’ most recent album full of original material, I was honored and I jumped at the chance. Here’s[…]

Festival Post-Mortem: Keeping memories fresh with YouTube

So the 3rd Annual Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival ended nearly six weeks ago, and we’ve just now recovered and are beginning to get back on track with our regular schedule of website content publication, interviews,[…]

Behind the Scenes at the RACF: The Power of the Press Release

Confession: before our very first Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival, I had never written a press release. I found some pretty good examples online, and I went for it. I got lucky, and it paid off[…]

Rancho Alegre Talks Tejano and Conjunto in the Guardian

When one of the most respected newspapers in the entire world, based in London, England, contacted us and asked us to write about Tejano and Conjunto music for an upcoming Travel piece about the American[…]

Señorita Cantinera – Heartbreak and the Beat

An interesting characteristic of all “roots” music like Conjunto, Blues and Traditional Country is the contrast of lyrics that describe heartbreak and despair set to upbeat music. For example: Señorita Cantinera. Covered by countless artists[…]