Carlos y Los Cachorros stopped by for an interview with Tejano Nation just before the 39th annual Tejano Music Awards and spoke about their nominations, the band’s musical evolution and their appreciation for their fans.
Carlos Rodriguez, accordionist/lead vocalist of CYLC, was nominated this year for Male Vocalist of the Year and the group was nominated for Collaboration of the Year for “One More Light,” a duet with Anissa Renae.
Rodriguez talked about how CYLC’s sound has developed from when the group first entered the industry as teens back in 1996.
“Our style of music, it just depends what year you go back to,” Rodriguez said. “If we start at the beginning, Carlos y Los Cachorros, when we started in 1996, at that time, the styles were hot like Jaime y Los Chamacos, Albert Zamora. It was very aggressive on the accordion conjunto style.”
Rodriguez spoke about how the entrance of the powerhouse group, Intocable, onto the scene created a more Regional Mexican feel that led CYLC to adapt their sound.
“Our style falls in with anybody who likes accordion y bajo sexto,” Rodriguez said. “It’s got a blend of everything we like from 80’s rock-and-roll to cumbia to ranchera. You name it, we play it all.”
Rodriguez said the group plays a fusion that offers something for everyone.
He ended the interview with words for CYLC fans.
“We want to send a shout out to all the fans out there,” Rodriguez said. “We want to thank you for supporting our music. Thank you for being with us in the roughest of times and the best of times.”
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