Friday June 27, the legendary Ruben Ramos returns to Tejano Ranch, along with his big-time band, the Mexican Revolution, and special guest, the Charanga King himself, Hugo Guerrero. The Austin icon never disappoints a crowd and neither does New Braunfels-based Guerrero, each with decades of hits for a crowd full of longtime fans at the north Austin Tejano club.
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.
Guerrero is a veteran of Tejano music, having spent many years with his previous band, Fandango USA. While enjoying steady popularity, the group’s biggest hit was “La Charanga.” Last year, the keyboardist and vocalist released a new single, “Subele,” featuring Ruben Ramos, so a live version may be likely on Friday night.
Long story short: El Gato Negro + Mr. Charanga + Mexican Revolution = Party Time.
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 $10 before 10 p.m, and $12 after 10 p.m. 18+ are welcome. Visit the Facebook event page here.