Friday Mar. 21, the legendary Ruben Ramos comes to Tejano Ranch with his big-time band, the Mexican Revolution AND conjunto powerhouse David Farias y Los Hermanos Farias. These two groups never disappoint a crowd, and dance floor space will be scarce at the north Austin Tejano hotspot.
With a career spanning over five decades, two Grammy awards, and countless albums and collaborations, the handsome, charismatic, silver-haired Ramos is known for his soulful voice and suave persona. Backing him up is the big sound of the world-class Mexican Revolution, known for its funky accordion and hot brass section. Back in the 1980s, Ramos scored a hit with “El Gato Negro,” which quickly became his nickname among fans and musicians alike. He is also known for frequent collaborations with other artists, especially for his work with fellow legends Roberto Pulido and Little Joe as Los Tres Amigos. With other hits like “Canal Seco,” “Voy Navegando,” and “Tierras Planas Del West,” his music is a mainstay on Tejano playlists everywhere.
The Farias name should be familiar to Tejano fans as the supergroup, La Tropa F. Accordion master David Farias is also known for his work (and Grammy win for Best Tejano Album) with Max Baca and Los Texmaniacs, along with a successful solo career and 2012 reunion with brothers Joe and Juan as Los Hermanos Farias. Their album, Back on Track, was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Tejano Album and featured the hardcore conjunto the brothers started out playing over three decades ago.
Long story short: Ruben and the guys always put on a great show, plus plenty of accordion fireworks courtesy of Farias. Well worth the cover charge.
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.