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Los Enmascarados are based out of Kingsville, Texas. Bandleader, JD Los Enmascarados, started pursuing music at a young age. Music was always a part of JD's life. His father was a musician and his brother was the drummer for Showband USA. He first began learning how to play the drums at 12 years old and pursued singing at 15.
Chencho Flores is about as old school conjunto as it gets. A few years shy of 90 years old, Chencho first started playing his accordion on old 6th street in the late 1940s. Throughout the years, he and his brother Frank played all over the east side; a history that has given rise to a nickname, “original kings of 6th street.”
Pico Ramirez has a storied career backing up some of the most respected accordionists in la Onda. Pico is a Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Hall of Famer, but what he's most known for is being the right-hand man to "El Clark Gable de la Onda Chicana," Ruben Naranjo.
Grupo Lumbre is based out of Houston, Texas. Founded by bandleader, Tony Romo, in the 80s, Grupo Lumbre has recorded under Joey Records, Sugar Hill, Fuerte Records, and recently, Hacienda Records. In the 80s and 90s, Grupo Lumbre experienced much success. Lumbre has had several singles go number #1.
Like their name implies, Conjunto Puro Corazón is all heart. The group chose the name because their members all perform this soul-pleasing roots music from the heart when entertaining audiences in and around San Antonio, Texas. Conjunto Puro Corazón is also a unique supergroup of sorts not seen very often in conjunto. Many view Conjunto Bernal's harmonization of two accordions as visionary.
Gilberto "Chore" Perez Jr. is a native of the Rio Grande Valley. Perez is the namesake of one of the most respected accordionists in la onda, Gilberto Perez Sr. As Chore was growing up, he didn't really get to know his father too well as Gilberto Sr. was actively touring during those years. Time with family is a sacrifice many musicians make in order to bring home income to sustain the household.
Michelle has never been a stranger to the music business. Her uncle is well-regarded music producer and engineer, Rick Garcia. He and his brother Roland Garcia along with Roland's wife, Annie, founded Hacienda Records (Corpus Christi, Texas) in 1979. Michelle is the current CEO of Hacienda. She's definitely the boss, but she can also relate to her talent roster and their experiences on their respective musical journeys.