[10/26] Preview: Benefit for Marcelo Gauna at H&H Ballroom

On Friday, October 26 at H & H Ballroom, Austin’s Tejano musicians will come together to benefit one of their own, Marcelo Gauna. With a transplant needed in the near future, Gauna is currently battling kidney failure and, like many musicians, is struggling with the cost of his medical care.

Gauna comes from a talented musical family, recording as Los Hermanitos Gauna in the 1970s. A versatile musician who can play everything from accordion to bajo sexto to keyboards, Gauna also played with Austin Tejano groups Yayo Castillo y Rumores and Alma Tejana (now known as the A-T Boyz). He also recorded and toured with Joe King Carrasco, a gig that took him all over the world.

Gauna himself will be playing, backed up by some longtime musical brothers and friends. Also scheduled to perform are Yayo Castillo y Rumores, Cinco Doce, Poder Norteño, and more.

H & H Ballroom is located at 4402 Brandt Road, east of I-35 and Slaughter Lane in South Austin. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. All ages are welcome. Visit the event post on Facebook 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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