[8/9] Preview: David Lee Garza y Los Musicales at Tejano Ranch

On Friday, August 9, David Lee Garza y Los Musicales will be back at Tejano Ranch. The group is one of the most successful and popular Tejano bands ever, and is sure to pack the dancefloor with their set list full of some of the genre’s biggest hits.

Over the past four decades, accordionist and bandleader David Lee Garza has built a musical legacy that few can match. While his group has been the launching pad for other legendary performers like Ram Herrera, Emilio Navaira, Oscar G, Jay Pérez, and Marcos Orozco (who will also be playing at the Moose Lodge on Saturday, August 10), “DLG” has maintained a distinct sound that some say is quintessentially Tejano: bright accordion matched with keyboards and saxophone to a strong danceable beat.

The man himself is also known for frequent collaborations with other performers, including the album Polkas, Gritos y Acordeónes, with Joel Guzmán and Sunny Sauceda, which won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Tejano Album. In fact, Garza’s newest album, Just Friends, features some of Tejano’s best voices, including the newest addition to Los Musicales, Juaquin Cura.

Long story short: Hit after hit after hit, Tejano at its finest.

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