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Brenda Martinez to be guest musician on Mollie B Variety Show on May 4

The Tejano Music Awards nominee will perform on popular RFD TV polka party variety show.

Courtesy Rancho Alegre Records

Brenda Martinez, an up-and-coming Conjunto accordionist from San Antonio, will appear on the Mollie B Variety Show on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

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The Mollie B Variety Show is a weekly show hosted by international polka stars Mollie B and Ted Lange, and is broadcast live on their YouTube and Facebook channels from their studio in northwestern Ohio. Mollie and Ted are best known for their Mollie B’s Polka Party program that airs on RFD TV, which, according to their Facebook page, “airs 2 times per week and broadcasts into over 60 million households via DISH Network, DIRECTV and over 600 independent cable systems.” They also host Sunday radio shows on SiriusXM, Channel 147 at 11AM ET and KNEIRadio.com at 8PM ET. 

Mollie Busta and Ted Lange | Courtesy photo

Martinez, whose debut album Favoritas de Mis Padres, earned her a 2020 Tejano Music Awards nomination in the Best New Artist – Female category, will bring her catalog of Conjunto polkas up to the studio to perform live on-air with Mollie and Ted. Released in December 2019 on CD, digital outlets and vinyl LP, Favoritas de Mis Padres is a 100% instrumental album and features polkas, a huapango, a reimagined bolero, and “La Galleta (Cookie Polka),” an original polka composed by Martinez. Produced and released on the Rancho Alegre Records label, It was a unique endeavor for a new artist, focusing exclusively on her considerable squeezebox skills. She is a voting member of the Recording Academy and will begin recording her follow-up album later this year. 

This episode of Mollie B’s Variety show will be broadcast live at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central, Tuesday, May 4, on their Facebook and YouTube channels. To learn more about Mollie and Ted, visit their website at mollieb.com or follow them on all social media outlets.

To learn more about Brenda Martinez, visit her website at brendamartinezmusic.com and follow her on Twitter, InstagramFacebook and YouTubeFavoritas de Mis Padres is available for sale on CD and Vinyl LP at shop.ranchoalegre.org and on all digital music platforms.

For more information about Rancho Alegre Records and its artists and releases, visit ranchoalegrerecords.com.

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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.

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