[8/10] Preview: Serapio Herrera and Conjunto Romo at the Texas Club Bar and Grill

Saturday, Aug. 10, will be a night of Tejano and Conjunto at the Texas Club Bar and Grill. Veteran Tejano star Serapio Herrera from New Braunfels will be celebrating the release of his new CD along with Kyle’s favorite family conjunto, Conjunto Romo.

Herrera, originally from Seguin, is making a comeback after nearly 20 years of semi-retirement. With his group, Los Sonics and later with his Orquesta, Serapio enjoyed steady success from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s, recording with various labels including Freddie Records and Austin’s own Valmon Records. His latest CD, Cincuenta Viente, is available now.

Considered rising stars on the Conjunto scene, Conjunto Romo has made great strides in establishing themselves among legendary performers and fans alike. Citing the late Jimmy Garcia of Los Garcia Bros. as a major influence, the Romos stay true to the traditional Conjunto sound and have established a strong following.

Long story short: Conjunto and Old School Tejano like this go together like the chocolate and peanut butter in Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, so it should be a good show. Plus Serapio’s longtime Austin fans will be delighted to see him back in action.

The Texas Club Bar and Grill is located on Burleson Road just south of Ben White Boulevard in southeast Austin. The show starts at 9 p.m., cover is $10 before 9 p.m. and $12 after 9 p.m. 21+ are welcome. For more information call (512) 541-7621.

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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