[6/15] Preview: Jonny Martinez with Conjunto Cats, Anselmo Martinez and Buddy Lonesome

Tonight variety is the name of the game at the Texas Club Bar and Grill. The southeast Austin club will feature a showcase of Tejano, Conjunto, and even a little Country, courtesy of San Antonio native Jonny Martinez.

Martinez is a veteran in the Tejano music industry, not only as an artist himself, but also as a producer, engineer, and songwriter, having collaborated with artists like Rebecca Valadez, Ram Herrera, Sunny Sauceda, and Los Desperadoz. His latest album, Dedicado A Mi Madre, released in 2012, features covers of some of his late mother’s favorite songs. Also performing with Martinez will be his father, Anselmo “Chemiro” Martinez, a popular Orquesta Tejana performer in the 1960s and Texas Talent Musicians Association’s Hall of Fame inductee.

The Conjunto Cats, an up-and-coming conjunto from Seguin, will also take the stage. Led by bajo sexto player Art Campos, the group has been steadily gaining ground in the past year, opening for groups like Los Texas Wranglers, Los Enmascarados, and Little Joe y La Familia, and participating in various conjunto shootouts in central Texas, including the 2013 Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival.

San Antonio country singer Buddy Lonesome is also scheduled to perform as a special guest, offering a country flavor to the show.

Long story short: A lot of bang for your buck with this show, with a wide variety of music for just about everyone.

The Texas Club Bar and Grill is located on Burleson Road just south of Ben White Boulevard in southeast Austin. Cover is $6 all night, and 21+ are welcome. For more information call (512) 541-7621.

Austin Vida Staff

Entertainment and culture in Texas, with a Latino twist.

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