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Rick De La Rosa has conjunto running through his veins. The family name alone evokes the sights and sounds of his father Alfredo, his uncles Tony and Adan, and his aunt Eva, and their rich history building and dominating the conjunto scene for over fifty years.
Rick proudly carries on this tradition, with strong accordion and powerful vocals on all the recordings and performances with his own conjunto, Los “D” Boyz, which also features more members of the legendary family. We are very excited to welcome them to the Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival on Saturday Feb. 2.
We caught up with Rick on a trip to Corpus as Alfredo was gravely ill and his future was uncertain. A few months later, a kidney and liver transplant saved his life in the nick of time. He has had some complications, as can be expected, but is steadily improving.
Rick was extraordinarily gracious, as always, and gave us a great interview. We hope you enjoy learning about the recent Tejano ROOTS Hall of Famer and his career, and the legacy he honors every time he hits the stage and every time he picks up the accordion.