Friday, Oct. 4, Los Texas Wranglers will host their annual luau at the Austin Moose Lodge with special guests Big Band Tejano. The two groups will bring big brass sounds and down-home Conjunto to the east Austin dancehall for another great baile, featuring prizes for best tropical shirt, dress and couple outfits, and limbo dancers.
Earlier this year, Los Texas Wranglers celebrated the release of their newest CD, Mi Canciones, which includes original material written by bandleader Julian Limón Fernandez. They also have another CD to be released soon, featuring more originals from the prolific pen of Fernandez and even more of the Wranglers’ distinctive sound. The group, which features veteran musicians and female voices, is a hard-working conjunto with a loyal fan base that loves to dance to the group’s unique blend of country and conjunto music. Fernandez has won Austin Music Awards for Best Drummer, accordionist Mariano “Sonny” Trujillo has won in the Miscellaneous Instruments category, and the group has also won for Best Latin Traditional Band as well.
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: What more could you ask for? Conjunto, Orquesta, Limbo dancing, costume contest…it’s another great family-friendly party at the Moose.
The Moose Lodge is located at 2103 E.M. Franklin Avenue, north of MLK and east of Airport Boulevard in East Austin. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the cover is $10 per person all night long. All ages are welcome. For more information and to buy presale tickets, contact Julian Fernandez at 512-933-1485.