(article) Conjunto Homecoming With Ramon "Rabbit" Sanchez and Lorenzo Martinez

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CONJUNTO HOMECOMING WITH RAMON “RABBIT” SANCHEZ AND LORENZO MARTINEZ

 

Texas Folklife’s House Concert Series: Roots Music in an Intimate Setting



Austin, Texas – February 2, 2017 – Texas Folklife’s intimate music series featuring roots music and emphasizing the non-profit’s mission to present the state’s traditional arts and culture continues in February. The concert will be held on Wednesday, February 22, at the Texas Folklife Gallery—1708 Houston Street, Austin, Texas—from 7:00-9:00 p.m. 


This evening concert will be a lively presentation of the best conjunto music has to offer. Ramon “Rabbit” Sanchez (bajo sexto) and Lorenzo Martinez (accordion) are legendary musicians as well as some of the most versatile to come out of the conjunto homeland of South Texas. Together they have forged a sound that combines old school traditional conjunto with a progressive sensibility. To add to the night’s celebratory ambiance there will be a CD release party for Sanchez and Martinez’s new recording, Old School Polkas del Ghost Town, the first that they have recorded together after many years of playing together. The CD is being released by Spring Fed Records. More information about the evening and the musicians can be found here: http://texasfolklife.org/event/rabbitandlorenzo.


The House Concert series is an intimate experience. The event is free for members and $10 for non-members. A limited number of tickets are available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2793242To become a member or renew your membership, go to: http://texasfolklife.org/info/membership. Proceeds will benefit the artists and Texas Folklife’s statewide public programs. Beer and and wine will be available for a donation.

 

“Conjunto is at the bedrock of our state’s traditional music,” said Executive Director Charlie Lockwood. “And it is alive and well at Texas Folklife. We are so happy to be able to present traditional conjunto to our friends in Austin. I believe the concert with Rabbit Sanchez and Lorenzo Martinez is going to be sold out early. They are legends and musicians’ musicians. As a gift to our members, the show is free! If you aren’t yet a member, please join our community and support our mission to celebrate our state’s rich diversity of folk and traditional arts.”

 

Parking for the event is available in Texas Folklife's gravel driveway, on the street immediately in front of the building, and Asterra Properties (located next door). Overflow parking is available at Recycled Reads (5335 Burnet Rd). Please use the spaces in the back or on the South side of the Recycled Reads building.

 

Texas Folklife’s House Concert Series is supported in part by the members and Board of Texas Folklife, the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, the Texas Commission on the Arts, with an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Sun Radio, and Spring Fed Records.

 

About Texas Folklife

Texas Folklife is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to presenting and preserving the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State. For over 30 years, Texas Folklife has honored the cultural traditions passed down within communities, explored their importance in contemporary society, and celebrated them by providing accessible and joyful arts experiences.

 

1708 Houston St.

Austin, Texas 78756

(512) 441-9255

(844) 386-2091

www.texasfolklife.org

 

Spring Fed Records

Center for Popular Music

Middle Tennessee State University

http://www.springfedrecords.com/

 

 

Media information: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483 / sheree.scarborough@gmail.com