[4/27] Preview: Ruben Ramos and The Mexican Revolution at Midnight Rodeo

Ruben RamosTonight the legendary Ruben Ramos comes to The Midnight Rodeo with his big-time band, the Mexican Revolution. The Austin icon never disappoints a crowd, belting out his classic Tejano hits, and even dropping in a few Mariachi and R&B selections as well.

With a career spanning over five decades, two Grammy awards, and countless albums and collaborations, the handsome, charismatic, silver-haired Ramos is known for his soulful voice and suave persona. Backing him up is the big sound of the world-class Mexican Revolution, known for its funky accordion and hot brass section. Back in the 1980s, Ramos scored a hit with “El Gato Negro,” which quickly became his nickname among fans and musicians alike. He is also known for frequent collaborations with other artists, especially for his work with fellow legends Roberto Pulido and Little Joe as Los Tres Amigos. With other hits like “Canal Seco,” “Voy Navegando,” and “Tierras Planas Del West,” his music is a mainstay on Tejano playlists everywhere.

Long story short: Tejano is a new idea for the south Austin club, and the Austin favorite is a great choice to kick things off. Ruben and the guys always put on a great show, and you never know who will show up. Hopefully this will lead to more shows at this venue.

The Midnight Rodeo is located at 2201 E. Ben White Blvd, on the eastbound access road, just east of Ben White and Woodward Street in south Austin. The show starts at 6 p.m., cover is $15 before 6 p.m., $20 after 6 p.m. 21+ are welcome.

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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