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[7/26] Preview: Rick Fuentes and friends with special guest Juan P. Moreno at El Toro Negro

By Piper LeMoine  Contributor
By Piper LeMoine

(AustinVida) – The weekend’s not over! Tonight, end your weekend with more Tejano and Conjunto at Toro Negro Lounge, courtesy of Rick Fuentes and friends, with special guest Juan P. Moreno

Best known to most as the longtime accordion player for Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution, Fuentes, also spent time with Chavela y Su Grupo Express and Fandango USA. A Grammy Award winner, Rick has an impressive resume as a producer, arranger, songwriter, and vocalist. During a gig, he’ll effortlessly switch from accordion to keys (sometimes during the same song) to bass or anywhere else.

Juan P. Moreno is one of the best bajo sexto players ever to pick up the instrument, at once able to compliment the bass line and embellish the melody like few others can. The multi-talented Moreno spent quite a few years with Jaime y Los Chamacos and also some time with David Lee Garza y Los Musicales before embarking on a successful solo career.

Long story short: Highly recommended, but especially for anyone who has never seen the bajo sexto acrobatics of Juan P. Moreno. It will be a great set with more talent Chris Rivera, Albert Garcia, and Jesus Herrera also sitting in…and who knows who else will show up?

El Toro Negro is located at 615 West Slaughter Lane, at the southwest corner of Slaughter and South 1st. Show starts at 7 p.m., 21+ welcome. $5 cover. For more information, call 512-632-9949.

I manage all things technical, administrative, and creative at Austin's own Rancho Alegre, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Conjunto music. Our projects include digitizing recordings, interviewing legendary and up-and-coming artists, maintaining and constructing a historical record of Tejano and Conjunto music, connecting artists with professional and business services, and presenting the annual Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival and various events throughout the year. I am a Professional Member of the Recording Academy.

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