[7/24] Preview: Hometown Boys at OK Corral

Tonighthometown boys The Hometown Boys make their debut at OK Corral. One of Tejano music’s most beloved bands comes back to the Live Music Capital of the World armed with a catalog full of classic hits and new releases for the crowd at the southside Tejano club.

Originally from Lubbock, the family band rose to fame in the 1990s, enjoying success unheard of for most conjuntos. They built their trademark sound on beautifully blended vocal harmonies, which were supported by a strong, steady, unrelenting conjunto beat and accentuated by the sharp, edgy, but smooth accordion of Joe Martinez. Hits like “Los Barandales Del Puente,” “Aquel Amor,” and “El Pintor” (penned by Austin’s own Johnny Degollado), continue to dominate playlists at Tejano music stations and in clubs everywhere.

After the untimely deaths of his sons, Roman Jr., Joe, Jesse, and Ricky, patriarch and bajo sexto player Roman Martinez Sr. continues to perform all their hits alongside son Bobby and daughter Rosie Perea to packed houses and die-hard fans all around the country. Accordionist Anthony Treviño does the signature Joe Martinez style justice, and the group has had success with several lead singers, including the recently joined veteran vocalist, Marky Lee.

Their most recent album, El Siguiente Capitulo, is available in record stores and online.

Long story short: They still jam and play all the favorites. They loved them at Tejano Ranch, they’ll love them at OK Corral too. Expect Cowboy hats, boots, Wranglers, belt buckles, and plenty of polkas.

OK Corral is located at 629 W Ben White Blvd, at the southeast corner of Ben White and South 1st. The doors open at 8 p.m. The cover charge is $10 before 9 p.m. 21+ are welcome. For more information, message OK Corral on Facebook.

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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