Friday night, Jan. 23, will be special double bill at Tejano Ranch, with Los Garcia Bros. and La Tropa F taking the stage. The flashy conjunto from Eagle Pass and the veteran family band from San Antonio are sure to light up the north Austin Tejano night club with their decades of hits and new material.
La Tropa F began as a family conjunto way back when as Los Hermanos Farias, with David Farias on accordion. After changing the name, La Tropa F went on to great success during the 1990s and was at the top of the Tejano charts along with other acts like David Lee Garza y Los Musicales, Ram Herrera, and Selena. After scoring with hits like “Juan Sabor” and “Tocando Puertas,” the group later broke up. David moved on to Los Texmaniacs with Max Baca and ultimately re-formed Los Hermanos Farias with brothers Joe and Juan. The current lineup is led by Jesse Farias. Their newest album, Reedifica Su Musica, is now available on Freddie Records.
After winning a Tejano Music Award for Best Conjunto Album, Los Garcia Bros. were a band on the rise, and were beginning to rival fellow big-time conjunto, the Hometown Boys, when accordionist and vocalist Jimmy Garcia died in a car accident in 2002 at age 27. Since then the band has continued to tour, record new albums and retain their loyal following. Their big hit was “Cuatro Paredes” off the album of the same title. The influence of the late Jimmy Garcia is still felt in several young bands, most notably with Kyle’s own Conjunto Romo.
Long story short: Lots of bang for your buck with this show. Squeezebox and thumping bajo sexto with plenty of rhythm. Interesting mix of Stacy Adams-lovin’ pachucos along with cowboy hats and belt buckles.
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 9 p.m. and $12 after 9 p.m. 18+ are welcome. Visit the event page on Facebook here.
La Tropa F
Los Garcia Bros.