[3/1] Preview: David Marez and Nando y Solja Kingz at Tejano Ranch

Totally Tejano Fridays continue at Tejano Ranch this Friday, Mar. 1, with the legendary “La Voz de Oro,” Mathis, Texas native, David Marez and Houston’s own Nando y Solja Kingz. Tejano fans will get to experience some classic Tejano alongside urban Tejano on the same night at the North Austin club.

From his earliest days with the legendary Royal Jesters, on through his solo career, Marez has earned the praise of fellow musicians and fans alike. With influences ranging from Little Joe and Joe Bravo to Ray Charles and Tony Bennett, Marez is a versatile performer, able to sing orquesta as well as R&B. His 1989 hit “Fijate” won a Tejano Music Award for Song of the Year, and has continued to remain on Tejano radio playlists and in the iPods of Tejano music lovers everywhere.

Nando y Solja Kingz are representative of the new urban Tejano trend, and are often categorized with groups such as the Kumbia All Starz and Los Super Reyes. Their style is heavily influenced by hip-hop and they typically favor hot cumbias over the polkas and rancheras normally heard in traditional Tejano music.

Long story short: Expect to hear one of the best voices in Tejano music belt out some classics and new recordings with his trademark passion, more than likely backed up by a top-notch band. Nando y Solja Kingz will have the dance floor packed with hot rhythms.

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 $8 before 9 p.m, and $10 after 9 p.m. 18+ are welcome. Visit the Facebook event page 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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