[2/15] Preview: Michael Salgado and Los Hermanos Farias at Tejano Ranch

Tonight, Tejano Ranch welcomes superstar Michael Salgado and conjunto powerhouse Los Hermanos Farias. Fans will get a taste of Ramon Ayala-inspired, Norteño-flavored Tejano, along with some heavy-duty conjunto, courtesy of both San Antonio groups.

Probably best known for his 1995 hit, “Cruz de Madera,” Salgado’s music appeals to Tejano and Norteño fans alike. Lately, Salgado has tried his hand at Country music, recording “Honky Tonks and Cantinas” for his Grammy-nominated 2011 album, No Vengo A Ver Si Puedo…Si Por Que Puedo Vengo. He continues this trend with his new single, “Buscando Amor,” just released this month, a Spanish-language cover of the Johnny Lee classic “Lookin’ For Love” rearranged as a cumbia.

Los Hermanos Farias (LHF) include brothers David, Joe, and Juan Farias, who have reunited to play the hardcore conjunto they started out playing decades ago. The Farias name should be familiar to Tejano fans as the supergroup, La Tropa F. David Farias is also known for his work (and Grammy win for Best Tejano Album) with Max Baca and Los Texmaniacs, along with his solo career as well. In 2012, upon reuniting, LHF released a new album, Back on Track, which was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Tejano Album.

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