Tonight, the Texas Club Bar and Grill will host a birthday celebration for KTXZ 1560 AM radio DJ Richard “El Frijolito” Martinez. Those scheduled to perform at the southeast Austin hotspot include Austin-area Tejano royalty Augustin Ramirez, Elvira Sanchez, and the newly re-formed Street People, and many more.
Since beginning his career in the 1960s, Ramirez has been prolific, recording scores of solo albums and collaborating with other legendary performers. Known to most as “El Guti,” Augustin’s classic sound features intricate guitar melodies supplied by the man himself, accentuated by big strong horns, and on occasion, accordion. Some of his greatest hits include “El Barco Chiquito,” “La Postera,” “El Parrandero,” “Tres Ramitas,” “Sangre de Indio,” and many more. Sanchez will also take the stage, lending her sultry vocals to a number of classic tracks.
Street People, led by Austin Tejano legend Leonard Davila, was one of the Live Music Capital’s most popular groups in early 1980s. Davila, a veteran vocalist and former member of Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution, resurrected the group earlier this year after a nearly 30 year hiatus. Fans have welcomed the group and their old school horn-driven sound with open arms and many are looking forward to their new album, due out later this year.
Long story short: An evening of classic Tejano celebrating one of Austin’s great voices. Frijolito’s show airs every Sunday afternoon from noon to 5 p.m. on KTXZ 1560 AM.
The Texas Club Bar and Grill is located on Burleson Road just south of Ben White Boulevard in southeast Austin. The show starts at 9 p.m., cover is $10 all night, and 21+ are welcome. For more information call (512) 541-7621 or view the Facebook event page here.