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    Ramon Ayala

    with Jimmy Gonzalez Y Grupo Mazz / Gary Hobbs / Hometown Boys

    Doors Open at 5:00 pm

    $25Advanced GA / $30 Day of Show GA

ABOUT RAMON AYALA: Ramon Ayala born (December 8th. 1945) in Monterrey, Mexico has mastered the artistry accordionist/vocalist/songwriter for over 40 years. Ramon Ayala has defined norteño music with signature songs and definitive instrumental styling that have made him a superstar on both sides of the El Rio Grande. Ramon, son of local musician Ramon Cobarrubias, began playing his favorite instrument, the accordion when he was six years old. Inspired and supported by his parents, he performed in different public places to help his modest family. His first band experience was a group called Los Jilgueros de Marin, later he joined Los Pavorreales. As a teenager in the early sixties, Ramon virtually invented modern conjunto music, teaming up with the late bajo sexto guitarist / vocalist Cornelio Reyna to form Los Relampagos del Norte, the duo forged a distinctive sound and compiled a roster of songs that have since been covered by countless artists in contemporary Latin music. Their first hit single “Ya no llores” was recorded in 1963. For the next eight years, Los Relampagos del Norte tore up the music charts by revolutionizing and re-inventing norteño music, a genre that was then considered exclusively cantina music. Ramon and Cornelio livened the music and lyrics in order to reach and appeal to more people.
ABOUT JIMMY GONZALEZ Y GRUPO MAZZ: Mexican descendant Jimmy González was born and raised in the U.S., getting involved in popular music after joining with singer Joe López to form a band called Grupo Mazz, playing private parties and special events. During the '90s, Grupo Mazz became one of the top artists in the Tejano music scene. In 1999 after Joe López decided to leave, Jimmy González y el Grupo Mazz recorded the Tejano Music Awards nominated Quien Iba A Pensar, featuring the hit single "A Pesar De Todo."
ABOUT GARY HOBBS: Gary Hobbs' rise among Tejano Music's elite performers has taken years of determination. Gary's history of hit records, gold and platinum awards, industry achievements, humanitarian contributions and hard work are legendary. Gary is an artist with a great tradition of excellent music with his very own style which makes him one of the most versatile singers in the Tejano Music Industry. His non-stop touring, recording and dedication to the Tejano industry have earned him the respect of his peers and adoration of his of fans. Throughout the years Gary Hobbs has won numerous music awards from the different award shows, while amassing hits such as "Las Miradas", "Amame y Besame", "Te Vas A Acordar" and "Por Favor Corazon", to name a few. Winning several BMI Awards with songs "Por Favor Corazon", "Corazon Ardiente", "Comprendeme" and "Buscando Un Amor".Charting several songs on Billboards Latin top list of songs and other Latin magazines .
ABOUT HOMETOWN BOYS: The Hometown Boys, from Lubbock Texas, have been around for many years. Originally known as El Grupo Internacional de Ricky y Joe Martinez consisted of the entire Martinez family. Roman Martinez, Sr., father, and Maria Dolores Martinez, mother , had been members of the Madrugadores del Valle, a very popular conjunto in tho 50's. Five boys and one girl later, El Grupo Internacional was born that consisted of sons-Roman Jr., Ricky, Bobby, Joe, Jesse, daughter-Rosalinda, and father-Roman Sr..The original Grupo Internacional had two styles of music, for both older and younger generations. One style was the original conjunto style with drums, bass guitar, accordion, and bajo sexto. The other style was with drums, bass guitar, keyboard, and electric guitar. Everyone who attended one of the group's dances, got a taste of both types of music. It was like getting two groups in one. Their first recording, "Mi Ranchito" was an 8-track tape recorded in Amarillo, Texas. This is the only recording that has both styles featured. The group played along side some great musicians. The group changed their style to conjunto only after daughter and keyboard player, Rosalinda, left the group after getting married.
ABOUT BILLY BOB'S TEXAS: Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky tonk, hosts over 300 live music concerts annually, is home to live bull riding, a 4-Star restaurant and retail store; all in a world class, authentic Western venue. There is something for everyone at Billy Bob’s Texas. For additional information and ticket purchases contact Billy Bob’s at 817-624-7117 or visit http://www.billybobstexas.com/tickets.

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