[6/1] Preview: Grupo Rodeo at Texas Club Bar and Grill

'Entre Mis Manos' from Grupo Rodeo.

On Saturday, June 1, the Texas Club Bar and Grill welcomes Grupo Rodeo to the stage. The veteran San Antonio group returns to Austin with the classic sound of ’90s Tejano, which is sure to the delight the growing number of regulars at the southeast Austin hot spot.

Since forming nearly twenty years ago, Rodeo has recorded eight albums, with a couple breaks here and there with a few changes in personnel. Led by Frank Villarreal, Jr. (saxophone, keyboards and vocals), Rodeo still has the vibe of when Tejano was hot and artists like David Lee Garza, Ram Herrera, and Jay Perez all had tour buses and were selling out large venues all over Texas. Adding to this sound is Joey Martinez, who is one of the many former lead vocalists for David Lee Garza y Los Musicales, and brings a strong, smooth voice that compliments Villarreal very well. The group’s latest album, Entre Mis Manos, was released in 2012.

Long story short: Quintessential Tejano, complete with keyboards, saxophone, and accordion. Don’t forget the cowboy hat and boots!

The Texas Club Bar and Grill is located on Burleson Road just south of Ben White Boulevard in southeast Austin. Music starts at 10 p.m., cover is $8 before 9 p.m., $10 after 9 p.m., and 21+ are welcome. For more information call (512) 541-7621.

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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