Friday Aug. 23, Tejano returns once again to the Moose Lodge with the legendary Johnny Hernandez and Austin’s own Big Band Tejano. Conditions are perfect for another great event at the wood-paneled, intimate friendly confines of the eastside family dancehall.
Temple native Johnny Hernandez began his career alongside brother Little Joe Hernandez in Little Joe and the Latinaires, and continuing on with La Familia. Long known for ability to effortlessly switch from Tejano to blues to soul to jazz effortlessly, Johnny’s catalog reflects this versatility, with a wide variety of musical styles on each album he has released. His most recent album, Aventurero, was released earlier this year, earning him several Tejano Music Award nomination.
Big Band Tejano is a horn-driven band in the tradition of the great orquestas of the 1960s and 70s, and includes seasoned veteran players with impressive resumes. Fans of Alfonso Ramos y Su Orquesta, Nash Hernandez Orchestra, Augustin Ramirez, Tortilla Factory, Latin Breed, Joe Bravo, or Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution (just to name a few) will enjoy the big brass sounds of this newly-formed group.
Long story short: Great voices, lots of sax and trumpets, and a truckload full of soul. Don’t miss this one.
The Moose Lodge is located at 2103 E.M. Franklin Avenue, north of MLK and east of Airport Boulevard in East Austin. Tickets are $10 per person, $15 per couple. All ages are welcome. Show starts at 8:30 p.m.