[4/19] Preview: Michael Salgado at Tejano Ranch

On Friday, April 19, Tejano Ranch welcomes Michael Salgado to the stage. Always a crowd pleaser, the raspy-voiced southpaw accordionist from San Antonio will be bringing his popular blend of Tejano and Norteño back to Austin, along with a little Country here and there.

Probably best known for his 1995 hit, “Cruz de Madera,” Salgado’s music appeals to Tejano and Norteño fans alike, much like one of his idols, Ramón Ayala. In fact, Salgado even pays homage to Ayala on his album, Homenaje A Mis Idolos, released last year.

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 the single, “Buscando Amor,” released last fall, a Spanish-language cover of the Johnny Lee classic “Lookin’ For Love,” and rearranged as a cumbia.

Long story short: Another night of smooth “Texas Norteño” from one of the most popular artists around.

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. View 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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