Brownsville conjunto Ramon Lucio y Conjunto Dominante have been on a hot streak since late 2017. In just over a year and a half, the band has released their debut album and expanded their fanbase and touring area considerably. They are also back in the studio and have released two singles to broadcast outlets, “Corazon Seco” and “Voy Olvidarme de Ti.”
Their first album, “Lo Traigo En Las Venas 100% Conjunto”, was released on Austin-based Rancho Alegre Records in December 2017. The album and lead single, “Cruz Negra,” have enjoyed airplay on terrestrial and internet radio all over the country. The support for this first effort has been tremendous and has been one of the reasons the band has been able to gain so much ground in such a short time.
One of the other reasons for their success is good old-fashioned hard work and taking chances. Lucio has worked tirelessly on social media to make connections with other bands, fans, venue owners, promoters and festival organizers all over the state and beyond. The momentum from these performances and promotions has also earned them appearances on Domingo Live as well as nominations for the South Texas Conjunto Association Awards for Conjunto of the Year and for Accordion Player of the Year for their acordeonista, the multi-talented prodigy David Martinez from Santa Rosa.
These latest singles are a preview of what’s to come on the band’s next album, appropriately titled “Y Pensabas Que No Iba Seguir.” Listeners can expect Lucio and company to continue their dedication to hardcore South Texas-style conjunto.
The group’s cover of the Homero Aguilar-penned ranchera “Corazon Seco” is a perfect example of this dedication. While it’s been covered by numerous Mexican groups like Chelo y Su Conjunto and Los Hermanos Mier, Conjunto Dominante punched it up with bright accordion and strong conjunto rhythm.
Ramon Lucio Y Conjunto Dominante perform “Corazon Seco”
The second single hitting the airwaves is a cover of “Voy Olvidarme De Ti,” written and composed by Corpus Christi-based conjunto legend Ramiro Gonzalez. Ramon and the guys remained true to the classic sound of the original, with Lucio’s unique vocals taking center stage.
Ramon Lucio Y Conjunto Dominante perform “Voy Olivdarme De Ti”
“Y Pensabas Que No Iba Seguir” is expected to be released on Rancho Alegre Records in late summer 2019 and will be available on CD and on all digital formats.
Keep up with Ramon and the rest of the band on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ramlucio2017/.
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