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What can you say about Mingo Saldivar? Dubbed “The Dancing Cowboy” because of his inimitable, engaging, passionate performance style, Mingo has been entertaining audiences all over the world (including Africa!) for over 50 years.
Most recently, he was recognized by with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tejano Music Awards, just one of the many accolades and honors he has received over an amazing career.
We met up with him at his home in San Antonio, along with his daughter (and manager) Tricia Saldivar. We talked about his life, his career, “Cantina Music,” country music, how hard he is on his accordions, and much, much more.
As always with this friendly, gracious man, it was a great conversation. So much so, we have separated our interview into two one-hour parts.