Sunny Sauceda Y Todo Eso dropped their latest single, “Todo Tu Carino,” in February. The song was written by Raul Sanchez after he saw the band perform at a concert last year. “It’s kind of a mix between Tejano and country and has a Texas twist on it,” Sauceda told Tejano Nation. This song is a follow-up to “DFM (Dios, Familia, Música)” released a year ago. These are part of an upcoming album scheduled for release later this month. A music video is scheduled to be released, including the artist’s very own signature line dance dubbed the “Sunny Line.” For more information, visit sunnysauceda.com.
Billy Wilson wrote the song and music for a new song, “Tell the Whole Truth,” and posted it on YouTube. “This song is dedicated to women and children, to laborers, to lovers, to sisters and brothers, and to elected officials whose charge it is to serve the people that entrusted them with that responsibility by electing them into office,” he stated on Facebook. “This song is dedicated to all humans as we continue to strive for freedom and love and a better life. Songs have always been a vital part of sparking social and political change.” For more information about the artist, visit his Facebook page.
The Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair will be from March 16 – 19 in San Antonio featuring over 150 Tejano music bands from across the U.S. and Mexico. There will be a special appearance by Michael Salgado, who recently received a Latin Grammy. Artists have announced their set times on their Facebook pages, including Austin’s Los AT Boyz on Friday, Mar. 17 at the Gateway Stage at 8:30 p.m. and Beto Ramón y Luna Llena will perform Saturday, Mar. 18 at Historic Market Square from 1:30 – 2 p.m. and at 3 p.m.. They will also be at the San Saba North Stage signing autographs. For the latest information on Fan Fair and the performance schedule, visit tejanomusicawards.com. Schedule is subject to change.
Veronica Flores, the 2016 Tejano Idol winner, and her singer/songwriter uncle, Jaime Flores, recently traveled to California to make an appearance on the vocal competition, Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento. They will have multiple performances at the Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair from March 17 – 19 so check their Facebook pages for dates and times.
During Rodeo Austin from March 11 – 25 there will be a KASE/KVET Stage, with a daily schedule of live music concerts. Among the diverse scheduled performances are Los Texas Wranglers (Sunday, Mar. 12 and 19); Maria Y Cien Grados (Wednesday, Mar. 15); Conjunto Cats (Thursday, Mar. 16); Janie Balderas (Thursday, Mar. 16); Cheyenne Saenz (Tuesday, Mar. 21 and Saturday, Mar. 25) and Los RV Boyz (Thursday, Mar. 23). 9100 Decker Lake Rd. (512) 919-3000. rodeoaustin.com.
Don’t miss the upcoming House Concert Benefit featuring Leti Garza y La Banda on Sunday, Mar. 5, 6 – 8 p.m. The concert, hosted by Colin Lowry and Andrea Ariel in their 1907 East Austin home at 1301 Canterbury St., features music, food, drinks and dancing. A donation of $20 or above will reserve your spot. Through passionate, precise vocals and infectious, driving rhythms from the all star La Banda, Garza’s music encompasses both new and old traditions in Latin and World music. Garza’s music is as timeless as it is fiercely tender, filled with a sense of longing and loss, discovery and connection. Her music creates bridges between boundaries and borders, real and created. Garza has been featured on PRI, The World, Tastemaker radio station KEXP and Cuba’s International “Festival de Las Romerias de Mayo” two years consecutively. In 2015, she was presented a Distinguished Music Award for her contributions to Texas music at the Austin based Texas Music Museum. Her new album is scheduled for release in June of 2017. Proceeds from this House Concert will benefit musician fees and Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre’s 2017 performances, community workshops, and education programs. Donations are tax-deductible. Space is limited and parking is available in the neighborhood or Sanchez Elementary just a half a block away. Visit LetiGarza.eventbrite.com for reservations and the event’s Facebook Page for more information.