Bajo sexto master Max Baca, cut his teeth with the hit-making, crossover band The Texas Tornados, founded GRAMMY award winning, LOS TEXMANIACS in 1997. He sought to form a group that espoused the traditions of Tejano music he grew up with and combined them with elements of blues, rock, country and jazz. He enlisted his nephew, Josh Baca, a highly skilled accordion player who, on Max’s urging, absorbed the fundamental style and repertoire of the deep Conjunto tradition – old-time Tejano polkas, redovas, chotises (schottisches), waltzes and huapangos – to create what Josh calls his “Texas gumbo – my own posole” (Mexican hominy soup).
6-time GRAMMY award winning FLACO JIMENEZ is one of few if any artists in conjunto and Tejano music to have received the level of critical acclaim he has enjoyed over the course of a career that's spanned six decades, and it's certain that no one has taken the accordion-fueled Tex-Mex sound to a larger audience than he has. Without compromising his musical vision, Jimenéz has introduced the traditional conjunto sound to mainstream pop and country listeners thanks to his collaborations with the Texas Tornados, Dwight Yoakam, and the Mavericks, and he is celebrated by adventurous rock fans through his work with Ry Cooder, Carlos Santana, Doug Sahm, and the Rolling Stones.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22 at 7:30P
EVANS AUDITORIUM (627 N. LBJ, 78666)
FREE GENERAL ADMISSION for Texas State Student, Faculty, & Staff.
Texas State Students can log in with their Texas State ID and Password to download FREE General Admission Tickets for this event.
GENERAL PUBLIC and NON-STUDENTS: $15
(includes $2 processing fee per paid ticket).
Coordinated through the College of Fine Arts and Communication
*Performances designated as "University Arts” are
funded through student service fees and is managed by a committee of faculty and staff appointed by the Texas State University Faculty Senate with the goal of bring performing arts to San Marcos that rivals arts programming offered in the world’s largest cultural centers.
Closest event parking will be at Pleasant Street Parking Garage (101 Pleasant Street, 78666)
Contact: Texas State Presents | 512-245-6500