[11/14] Preview: Big Band Tejano with Manuel “Cowboy” Donley and Jorge Tamayo at the Moose Lodge

Big Band TejanoTonight Tejano returns once again to the Moose Lodge with Austin’s own Big Band Tejano, along with special guests Manuel “Cowboy” Donley and Jorge Tamayo. Conditions are perfect for another great event at the wood-paneled, intimate friendly confines of the East Side family dance hall.

Big Band Tejano is a horn-driven band in the tradition of the great orquestas of the ’60s and ’70s. The group features seasoned veteran players with impressive resumes, including bandleader Felipe Borrero. 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 super-talented group.

Joining the guys will be the legendary Manuel “Cowboy” Donley and Jorge Tamayo. Donley, who began his career in the late 40’s and continues to perform, received an National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for his contributions to folk music. Tamayo, Donley’s longtime Trio Romantico collaborator, will also be ready to jam with his beautiful voice and guitar in hand.

Long story short: Great voices, lots of sax and trumpets, and a truckload full of soul. Maybe even some boleros in the trio romantico style…Don’t miss this one!

The Moose Lodge is located at 2103 E.M. Franklin Avenue, north of MLK and east of Airport Boulevard in East Austin. Tickets are $5 per person, $8 per couple. All ages are welcome. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. 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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