Who are LOS TEXMANIACS?
"Hip music that everybody in the world can relate to, with the traditional conjuntoelements," says Texmaniacs leader Max Baca of their TexMex sound.
Los Texmaniacs is a conjunto band created by Baca in 1997. Baca wanted to create a band that incorporated elements from genres such as Rock & Roll and Jazz while still honoring the roots of conjunto Tejano.
What is CONJUNTO? A dance band comprised of an accordion, a twelve·string bass guitar, a double bass, and drums.
In 2010, Los Texmaniacs won a Grammy Award for Tejano Album of The Year "Borders y Bailes".
Members of Los Texmaniacs have changed over the years but current members include Max Baca on bajo sexto, Josh Baca on accordion, Noel Hernandez on electric bass, and Lorenzo Martínez on the drums. Los Texmaniacs have collaborated with various artists from different genres including Rick Trevino, Flaco Jimenez, Los Lobos and even Hip Hop recording artist/songwriter King Montana.
The Texmaniacs breathe new life into the century-old music of the Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Don the Beachcomber is fortunate to provide this exclusive showcase: It's their only appearance outside the NAMM conference in late January in SoCal.
Guitarist Chris Casello is one the most dynamic and entertaining guitarist in the world of roots music today, taking his influences from Les Paul and Chet Atkins to Chuck Berry and Link Wray, multitasking guitar, steel and vocals in a high energy swinging rockabilly blues explosion.
Chris Casello has been honored as 2017 Musician of The Year in Austin’s Ameripolitan awards winning the coveted Ralph Mooney award. He was voted # 1 Honky-Tonk Hero 2011 by the Best Of Nashville Scene and has been listed among the Top 10 Best Dressed in Nashville by MyFashionMaven.com!
Back in the Detroit days Casello had been honored by Detroit Metro Times polls in the jazz, country and rock categories. Chris is a second generation member of The Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Chris has worked professionally with Carlene Carter, Wanda Jackson, Mark Collie, Wayne Hancock, David Ball, BR549, Los Straitjackets, The Legendary Shack Shakers, Trisha Yearwood, Stonewall Jackson, Crystal Gayle, Tommy Tutone, Jim Ed Brown, Don Maddoxx, Marty Stuart, Rosie Flores, Carolina Rain and many others.
Chris Casello tours and performs live in the USA and Europe with the Chris Casello Trio, Brazilbilly, Johnny Powers, Jack Scott, his new instrumental band Rhythm Bomb recording artists, The Sabres and most recently Chicago’s Corsairs. Chris works as a session player, writes his own material and teaches guitar using the Chris Casello System.
‘If you've ever had your mind blown by a guitarist who looks a little like Silvio from The Sopranos, then you know the guy. Whether he's fronting his trio or working as a sideman (most notably, with the fabulous Brazilbilly), he stands out more for what he doesn't play: while a lot of other axmen try to wow you with their gazillion-notes-a-second chicken-pickin' virtuosity, Casello is a paragon of taste, emphasizing melody, groove and a healthy dose of musical humor, as he combines vintage country, slap-back rockabilly, blues and jazz. And he's a badass steel player to boot.’ - Jack Silverman, Nashville Scene
A recent review of Chris’ latest album:
‘A kick ass ride with one of America's wildest guitar players. 'The Nashville Years' is a compilation full of Chris's original songs and dynamite guitar playing. Recorded using tubes and tape and no digital monkey business.’ - Rockabillyworldwide.com
Doors open at 6:45 pm, music approx. 8 pm
This is an all ages show
Advanced seating reservations highly recommended.
Note: parties of 3 or less may be seated with other parties of 3 or less based on availability.
Text 714-809-6146 for more info