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Rancho Alegre Spotlight: Tortilla Factory 1973 and 1974

We here at Rancho Alegre were saddened to hear of the passing of Tony “Ham” Guerrero, leader and founding member of the legendary Tortilla Factory. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Guerrero family, and we express our deepest condolences. Ham influenced countless musicians over the years, and he will be greatly missed, but his legacy will live on.

Rancho Alegre News: Update on Frank’s Health and His Ponderings of Future Plans for Rancho Alegre

Hello, Piper here, giving this report. Frank has given me a lot of plans since he’s on bed rest, and honestly, I don’t want to forget what he said. So, humor us a little bit and let us know what you think about these plans.

Rancho Alegre News: Ruben, Guti and Alfonso at the Flamingo on Xmas – Para La Gente’s Still on the Air – New Blog Posts and Additions – Gift of Music

Happy Wednesday before Christmas from Rancho Alegre! There’s lots of stuff to talk about before the holiday, so let’s jump right in…

Saturday night at the Flamingo – Ruben, Alfonso and Augustin!

Rancho Alegre's Goal

First of all, Rancho Alegre Entertainment started Rancho Alegre Radio to preserve a lot of the old recordings that are no longer being produced, as well as to help promote new recordings that aren’t being played on the radio. Especially since we live in Austin, where Tejano radio stations are scarce and Conjunto stations are non-existent. More projects to come include Traders Village (in the final development phase), where you can trade music with no fees.

Rancho Alegre Spotlight: “She’s About a Mover” by Ruben Naranjo

Here at Rancho Alegre, we talk. A lot. Frequently we’ll have more than one topic going at once. During Saturday’s marathon discussion, Frank mentioned that Ruben Naranjo did a cover of She’s About a Mover. So when we got home, I listened to it. And I listened again. And again. It was mind-blowing.

Upcoming Shows, Weekend of 12/11 – Grupo Solido y Grupo Siggno, Conjunto Romo, Yayo Castillo, Los Texas Wranglers

Greetings!

We’ve got some good stuff coming up this weekend in the Austin Area! Play your cards right and you can see a show Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Friday Night – Tejano Ranch – Grupo Solido y Grupo Siggno
Start your weekend off with some Norteño at Tejano Ranch with Grupo Solido and Grupo Siggno. And…that’s all we’ve got for that one. Maybe it should be called Norteño Ranch tomorrow? You know, just sayin’…

Dance for Hope Benefit for Anna Sanchez – This Saturday, 12/11 – Flamingo Ballroom

Just wanted to let you all know about an upcoming benefit show this Saturday, December 11, at the Flamingo Ballroom. The event will feature performances by Yayo Castillo y Rumores, Max Castillo y Conjunto Lumbre, and Ryan Castillo. All proceeds support Anna Sanchez in her battle against cancer.

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