[1/18] Preview: Jay Perez at Tejano Ranch

Tonight marks the return of Totally Tejano Fridays to Tejano Ranch with “The Voice” Jay Perez. The San Antonio superstar is always a favorite, and brings a catalog of hits not only from his solo career but also from his time as a Latin Breed frontman and lead singer for David Lee Garza y Los Musicales.

Recently signed with Freddie Records, Perez is known for his ability to sing nearly every genre. He effortlessly switches from Tejano to country to soul, giving the crowd some variety at each of his shows. His cover of soul standard “Me and Mrs. Jones” and his country tune, “Steel Rain” are just two examples of his versatility. He is also known for his version of the unofficial Tejano national anthem, “Don Luis El Tejano.” A consistent hit maker with a strong fan base, Perez won Male Vocalist of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards from 2003 to 2010 before being unseated by Jesse Turner of Grupo Siggno in 2011.

Long story short: Classic Tejano by one of the masters.

Tejano Ranch is located at 7601 North Lamar, just south of Highway 183 in north Austin. The doors open at 8 p.m. The cover charge is $12 before 9 p.m. and $15 cover after 9 p.m. 18+ are welcome. Visit the event page on Facebook here.

Piper LeMoine

Piper LeMoine manages all things technical, promotional, and creative at Austin's own Rancho Alegre Radio, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Tejano and Conjunto music. She also co-hosts Rancho Alegre, playing Tejano and Conjunto music every Monday from 9-10 a.m. on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin and online at koop.org.

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