[1/16] Preview: Michael Salgado at Tejano Ranch

Michael SalgadoFriday, Jan. 16, Tejano Ranch welcomes superstar Michael Salgado back to the stage. Fans will get a taste of Ramon Ayala-inspired, Norteño-flavored Tejano, courtesy of the San Antonio superstar nicknamed “El Zurdo de Oro.”

Probably best known for his 1995 hit, “Cruz de Madera,” Salgado’s music appeals to Tejano and Norteño fans alike, much like one of his idols, Ramón Ayala. In fact, the raspy-voiced southpaw accordionist even pays homage to Ayala on his album, Homenaje A Mis Idolos, released last year. Recently, Salgado has tried his hand at country music, recording “Honky Tonks and Cantinas” for his Grammy-nominated 2011 album, No Vengo A Ver Si Puedo…Si Por Que Puedo Vengo. He continued this trend with the single, “Buscando Amor,” a Spanish-language cover of the Johnny Lee classic “Lookin’ For Love,” rearranged as a cumbia.

His latest album, Nada Es Eterno, released on his own label, Zurdo records, features a single he recorded with his son Andres, titled “Por que Me Amas.”

Long story short: A little something for everyone from one of the most popular performers around, able to appeal to a wide variety of audiences.

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.

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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