Elida Reyna

Elida Reyna

Since her earliest days as a performer, Elida Reyna has always known that in order to have an enduring career, her musical evolution must never end. And that is why she is undeniably the leading female force of her generation in the Tex-Mex industry.

Her instinctive understanding of rhythm, passion for performing and her willingness to take creative risks is what has led her down a musical path of artistry and stardom. Knowing that music has no boundaries has fed her artistic growth and inspired her voice to become a vehicle of diverse expression. Possessing an ability to completely captivate audiences with her stage presence, Reyna is an artist fiercely proud of her Mexican-American roots, but also capable of crossing artistic borders by fusing that cultural sound with universal music elements. It is exactly that career-self portrait of her cultural roots that Elida presents in her most recent album. Recognized by BMI as an award winning composer, she continues to show that the accolade was no fluke; the second single “Con Solo Mirarte” will join the list of great hit songs she has composed over the years such as “Duele”, “Te Sigo Amando”, and “No Eres Para Mi”

Elida Reyna continues to expand and diversify her music and style, and at the same time staying true to her Latin roots; she not only continues to show how her evolution can be a great commodity when it comes to creating new ways to reach people, but also a sign of more things to come. “My therapy is music – interpreting my feelings in a song”, she says. “I think that people take that to heart. My own experiences inspire me and I’ll write songs about what I’ve gone through. That personal aspect makes me even more human to people. A good hook is nice, but what you have to say is more important”.

Elida Reyna was born in San Antonio, Tx on Aug, 17th, but raised in Mercedes, Tx. A town that she is very proud to say she’s from, “I’m proud to let people know where I’m from” Elida said at a recent concert. Growing up in Mercedes during the 1980s, she loved watching Tejano stars like Roberto Pulido and La Mafia. They proved to her that Tejano groups could put on as awesome of a live show as any rock hero.

Another important influence was Laura Canales, who was Tejano music’s top female star when Elida was growing up. “Laura Canales showed me that the music wasn’t the exclusive domain of guys. She had a big impact on me choosing this career.” Now, Elida hears similar compliments from young female fans. ..”Girls have told me that they love my music. They were inspired, the same way I was when I saw Laura Canales for the first time. It really is a great feeling to know that you can be a positive inspiration to someone”…

She is known as “La Reina de Majico Valle” and November 1, 2005 was proclaimed as “Elida Reyna Day” in Mercedes, TX. She was honored for all the hard work she has done in the Tejano scene. The long hours in the studio, show after show, city after city, the days away from family, the sleepless nights, and award after award…

Elida began singing at quinceaneras and weddings in 1988. She began her musical career in 1991 when she met arranger Noel Hernandez (former bass player of Avante) at Pan American University in Edinburg, Texas. In 1992, Elida left her studies at the University of Texas-Pan American to pursue music full-time. While many parents might have been mortified, Elida’s dad bought an RV for her and her band. Two years later, they released their debut CD, “Atrevete,” which included the melodic ballad hit “Luna Llena.” She continued her upward spiral, winning numerous awards, and has been named “Female Vocalist of the Year” & “Female Entertainer of the Year”. In 2000 Elida scored big with a ranchero song entitled, “Duele”. Elida has since traveled the world, performing in Asia and Europe. She has proven to be one of the most exciting and consistently successful Latin recording artists in the country.

In 2007 she signed to the prestigious label, Freddie Records. Her soon to be released album, “Domingo” was Elida’s most challenging album to date. Elida wanted to incorporate the old sound of “Avante”, but with a new flare. She contacted her former producer/ music mogul, Noel Hernandez, and current musical director, who is molding the future of a new signature sound, Lalito Reyna. Elida describes this style as “refreshing and an ever evolving genre of music.” This album is set apart from the rest because Elida wrote nine of the thirteen songs. She collaborated with Lalito Reyna on most of the songs, and Freddie Martinez Sr. wrote a duet Elida sang with Jesse Turner. “This album has a good blend of cumbias, rancheras, and ballads. I think the fans will be pleasantly surprised. There is even a song dedicated to my kids called “Todo Es Posible”. The studio time was very rewarding to me because I got to express myself as a writer and a vocalist. The first single is titled “Te Espero” charted at 1 for 6 weeks on Media Guide and the song “Domingo” charted at 1 as well for 8 weeks.

Elida hosted the nationally televised “Pura Vida Awards” where she and the band were nominated by the industry’s top professionals in a record setting five categories. She has been featured in People Magazine, TV Guide, Texas Monthly and Latina Magazine and has appeared on the cover of many of the most widely circulated Latin publications in the world. Recently performed in Washington D.C. for Preseident Barrack Obama at the Latino Inaugeral Ball where she performed her with song “Quedemos Como Amigos” with Michael Salgado.

She is truly a sweet, and down to earth person who always has time to sign a picture for a fan and talk a little. I am glad to say she is a friend. If you’ve seen one of her show, you’ll know why. If you haven’t, make plans to see Elida Reyna. You’re missing out on a strong, talented female singer who does not only puts her heart into it, but you can sometimes catch her ending the song with tears in her eyes.

In June, Elida was featured in the magazine, “Southern Living”, in a spread about aristists that live in the south. Elida has been featured in People Magazine, TV Guide, Latina Magazine, Texas Monthly and has also appeared on the cover of many of the most widely circulated Latin Publications in the world. Elida appeared in the Motion Picture “Harvest Of Redemption” directed by Javier Chapa. In the movie, she performed her hit “DUELE”.

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Stefani Montiel

Stefani Montiel

Born December 23 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Stefani Montiel (Stefani Barela Sullivan) arrived with a rich cultural lineage extending to Mexico, Spain, Germany and Italy. Her Mexican-American roots, nevertheless, are her source of pride and the solid foundation for her life and her music.

While growing up, Stefani would watch and listen to Emilio Barela, her grandfather, as he played his accordion along classic rancheras. Her father, Dwight Sullivan also provided musical nourishment to the future Tejano superstar while performing with his band, Los Chavos, in New Mexico. At age three, in exchange for a bowl of cherries and a soda pop, Stefani made her singing debut to the amazement of everyone present, showing great poise and a naturally sweet and smooth voice.

The music world gave Stefani a warm welcome upon the release of her first single at age five. Side A featured “Rancho Grande” while side B broke into the airwaves with “Que Grande El Amor de Dios.” By age nine, Stefani recorded her first album “ANGEL BABY.” Besides the classic “Angel Baby” the album included three major hits “Las Gaviotas,” “Flor De Las Flores,” and “Blue Bayou.” Her second Long Play album was released when she turned fifteen years old, simply title “Listen to My Music” including a mixture of Country, Pop, and classic rancheras.

Searching for a future in the music business, Stefani moved to San Antonio, Texas in hopes of realizing greater fame. Her success was immediate with two major hits- “Primer Beso” and “Tú y Nadie Más.” She was soon signed to a long term contract with Sony Discos and released “TE VOY A ENAMORAR” which established her as a major force in the Tejano music industry. Other hits off this album were “Celos” and “Soy Feliz” which received national airplay, as well as the title track and accompanying video “Te Voy a Enamorar” featuring actor MARIO LOPEZ.

The first visit to Mexico, for Stefani, was a complete success due in part to her incredible charisma, impressive vocal power, and stunning beauty. She was named the Queen of the Monterrey Fair after giving a rousing performance before more than 100,000 fans.

The second album, “TODO MI AMOR” proved that Stefani was not a “one-hit wonder” and expanded her fan-base by including more of a “Pop” feel to some of the songs. Hits like “Sabado en la Noche”, “Angel en el Cielo”, and “Contigo” showcased her powerful range and smooth vocals. It became obvious to the public and industry insiders that they were witnessing the work of a major star with the ability to crossover into any type of music. Radio airplay increased to a frenzied level featuring hits from the previous album as well as “TODO MI AMOR.”

Her next release “PORQUE SOY MUJER” (Because I am a Woman) delivered still more hits including the title track, which established an important link of communication between the Tejano songbird and her loyal female fans. Songs that are now standards include “Porque Soy Mujer,” the gypsy-influenced “Baila Conmigo,” and the driving beat of “Ven Conmigo.”

Her latest album ” DULCE SENSACION” (Sweet Sensation) features one of the first songs she ever sang, “Angel Baby” with a Spanglish and a Spanish version featuring a cumbia beat. “DULCE SENSACION” is the definitive release by Stefani Montiel. Loaded with radio-friendly hits, the album hints at Regional Mexican, Pop, and Tropical while still strongly rooted in the Tejano sound. The first single “Ay Papi” written by Stefani, included a Tejano, hip-hop, and “Mambolicious” tropical version which all drew immediate success and airplay throughout the country as well as Los Angeles, Miami, and Puerto Rico. Also included on this album are “Daria Todo,” “La Puerta,” and the fully orchestrated, “Hermoso Amor.” The painstaking detail of the arrangements, the lyrics, the vocal delivery and the production quality speak volumes of Stefani Montiel’s talent and earned her a nomination for “BEST TEJANO PERFORMANCE” at the first ever Latin Grammys in 2000.

Stefani Montiel has come a long way from that three year old little girl in New Mexico, to a sensational tejano superstar admired by thousands. A strong voice empowering today’s youth to reach for the stars and go for the glory, Stefani strives to give her all to her fans. Her optimistic outlook on life and positive attitude will help her continue on the road to success where she will reign as the “dulce sensacion” in the hearts of her fans.

Joe Posada

Joe Posada

Joe Posada, one of Tejano music’s most celebrated saxophonists, is also recognized as a timeless vocalist and a well-versed lyricist. As an accomplished composer, Posada has managed to successfully fuse the sounds of Jazz and Tejano by creating a melodic flow found intriguing by a wide range of music lovers.

Citing John Coltrane, Michael Brecker and Grover Washington as significant influences, Posada’s ability to integrate Jazz chord progressions and scatting into the polka beat has enabled Tejano music to advance to the multi-genre blend always claimed, but rarely achieved, by Tejano’s most loyal supporters.

A six-time Tejano Award and four-timeTejano Academy Award winner, native San Antonian, Posada, was born in 1954, the same year orchestra leader, Isidro Lopez integrated accordions with his ensemble in Alice, TX, a historic event in the birth of what is now called Tejano music. Raised in the predominantly Hispanic West Side San Antonio, he began his saxophone studies at age 12.

Though his parents were not musicians, Posada’s mother was determined to encourage her son’s study of music, a clever ploy to deter a young Joe from spending time with potentially negative influences.

Once he made a name for himself by way of talent shows and neighborhood groups, Posada was able to progress and gain notoriety playing with local groups Rudy Tee and the Reno-Bops and Zapata. In 1973, during what author, Ramiro Burr calls Tejano’s Golden Age, Posada graduated to the Royal Jesters, a premier Onda Chicana act of the moment.

In addition to playing sax, Posada contributed his talents assisting with musical arrangements. This growth has Posada credited with remaining on the progressive side of Tejano, emphasizing a preference of wind instruments to accordion.

Posada came into his own as a composer on the 1993’s Breakaway, for which he composed all tracks. Widening his range for his listeners, he recorded a salsa track, a sax instrumental and the Jazz-Soul title track. It was Posada’s 1994 release, “Canción Para Mi Padre,” (Song For My Father) that found him unifying Jazz and Polka seamlessly, a creative endeavor magnifying his talents and setting him aside from the conventional cookie-cutter bands.

“Con Un Cachito,” “Ya No,” and “Caen Por Caen” are nationwide hits and the recently released “Amor Y Fuego,” collection of 12 original tracks continues to be recognized by the public as one of Posada’s more recent musical accomplishments with receiving a 2006 Latin Grammy nomination. 2005 was also an energizing year for Posada with his induction into the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame and his Grammy nomination for his compilation, “Then and Now.”

Posada’s musical plate is always overflowing with delectable treats that have the public wanting more. Currently, Posada is touring and performing in an effort to promote his latest CD, “Despacito,” which has also won a 2007 Latin Grammy nomination. Just for kicks, Mr. Posada has also released, in 2007, “Jazzano” an all-Jazz CD. In addition to playing various San Antonio venues, there are the many local conventions, Jazz clubs and festivals, a wide variety of hosts welcoming of the versatility and unique Latino brew that defines Joe Posada as an unequalled musical success.

From the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Houston Astrodome to Rocco’s in Belaire, California and Las Vegas, Nevada, Posada’s efforts continue to quench those thirsty souls who seemingly are never quite satiated with the all too common drones escaping radio airwaves and unmatched by Posada’s passion for music. Being a seasoned musician, Posada continues as one of the more sought out modern-day músicos whose expertise illuminates even the bigger stages.

Sunny Sauceda

Sunny Sauceda

2-Time Grammy Award Winner, Sunny Sauceda is making the publicity rounds promoting an exciting solo CD, which is being released to great fanfare on the prestigious Tejas Records label.

The Texas music scene is buzzing with the news that, Sunny and Grupo Vida parted ways after completing their recording commitment and seven year relationship with Tejas Records. Sunny took the opportunity to re-sign a multi-record solo deal with Tejas. He immediately got into the studio to record and at the same time formed a top notch, high-energy group to carry his accordion based live show and recording career to new levels.

Tony T. Samarripa, of KXTQ in Lubbock, TX, one of Texas’ top program directors, say’s “It’s exciting to watch because he’s young and has time still to become the best accordionist we’ve ever had.” Tejano hit-maker and long time friend, Eddie Gonzalez, “It’s the best thing that could have happened. Now he’ll have the creative freedom he needs.”

Sunny Sauceda is considered to be one of the best accordion players in the world and the list of the accomplishments that led up to this new solo career is long and impressive. Sunny performed across the country as part of the record breaking “Fly” tour with the Dixie Chicks. He has appeared in ad campaigns for the Miller Brewing Co., which were viewed by millions. He has received “Best Accordionist” recognition from both the T.T.M.A and T.E.M.A. He has one of the top endorsement relationships with Hohner and has traveled internationally to do clinics and endorsement performances. And, in 2005, Sunny received a Grammy Award for Best Tejano Album.

Due to his history of success in all his past musical projects Texas music fans, radio programmers, and live venue operators anticipate great things from this newest chapter in Sunny’s life. The reason is that he has such a large fan base. Over the past 10 years, hundreds of thousands have been spellbound by Sunny’s incredible stage performances, which were the main force behind Grupo Vida’s many well deserved “Show band of the Year” honors. Millions have enjoyed his innovative and influential accordion style on hit records and those devoted longtime fans are eager to continue on with Sunny into the future of innovative progressive Tex-Music music.

The hot new solo CD entitled simply “Sunny,” is going to be another potential mega-hit because fans and the media all over the world have become hooked on the pure excitement that is the pride of Texas entertainment; Sunny Sauceda.

Los Texas Wranglers

Los Texas Wranglers

Sonny Trujillo (Accordion) Sonny has been in the Tejano/Conjunto music scene for over 40 years. This gentleman is truly one of Austin’s finest and most sought after, musician and a great person to be around. His talent has brought out the best in our conjunto. Sonny is known throughout the U.S. as one of the best accordionist. He is respected as a true icon to the Tejano and Conjuntos in Texas and beyond. He has recorded for many groups. Ruben Ramos has often called on Sonny for many recordings. It is my great honor to have him onboard. Just recently Sonny recorded his 1st original polka and we all voted to name it “Sonny Boy Polka”.

Tim Torres (Sax and vocals) Tim is a true class act. Tim is Austin’s favorite gem, an Austin legend, and a well-known “Big Band” leader. Tim lights up a crowd with his many styles of music. He brings to our conjunto many styles such as Swing, Danzon, Country, and those killer Boleros. It’s a great pleasure and an honor to perform with Tim. With his over 40 years experience in the music business Tim still has that Midas touch. When Tim was 18 he played with the Nash Hernandez Orchestra along side my grandfather Manuel “POPS’ Limon. Tim will always have a special place in our hearts! Thanks Mr. Tim…

Amador Salazar (Bass and vocals) Amador grew up in Edinburg, Texas. He is Austin’s best kept secret-his singing is second to none. Amador brings a classy style of singing and has great stage showmanship. His personality is the same both on and off stage. Amador has been the backbone of the conjunto and I thank him for keeping faith in our project. When Amador smiles at you when he’s singing you feel that sincere warmth, he has that charm and seductive stage presences that I’ve only seen in likes of Elvis, Julio Iglesias, Selena, and George Strait. I hope one day he gets the recognition he deserves.

Marcelo Sanchez (Guitar and vocals) Marcelo, from Alice, Texas, has a true love for music. Marcelo brings that little thing that groups go for years looking for and never find it “Class”. I wasn’t looking for a guitar player for our conjunto, but when I heard him play and sing I had to make room in our Conjunto and rewrite parts to accommodate our newest member. His true Chicano feels for la onda and his love for the old standards (Ol’School) is what put our conjunto over the top. When you hear Marcelo play his guitar you’ll feel like you are in Chicago or New Orleans. He brings that good’ol sound down to Earth. Just “puro bad” es este carnal. Thanks Marcelo for finding us.

Julian L. Fernandez (Drums) I’m a true Austinite by way of Chicago. My job is music director, arranger, composer and business manager. With all the great talent in our Conjunto I am pleased to present our music to the world. It is an honor to have these great musicians. I often get compliments on our performances and selections. I come from a musical family that extends 4 generations. I often run into folks that know my family and the groups we used to play for. I thank you for your continued support and for making Los Texas Wranglers your choice. Our goal is to keep conjunto alive and educate the younger generation on the music our forefathers brought forth to us. “Keeping it Conjunto!”

“Keeping it Conjunto!”

I formed Los Texas Wranglers in October 1999. This is a project that I’m proud of. I wanted a Conjunto that Austin could be proud of and afford to hire. With the backing of great friends, families and local businesses it has been lots of fun. We’re climbing the mountain and so far have overcome the obstacles in our path. I have great musicians and we all have our own history in la onda with some of the great and famous Tejano stars. With that much experience in our Conjunto it has made this project very interesting. We have played in Chicago (3 times within the year) and in Richland and Kennewick, Washington in June 2004. I have been working hard at making this Conjunto known. Not everyone knows us, but the ones that do, keep our Conjunto going and that keeps making us a larger fan base. Los Texas Wranglers main focus is the audience and showing the younger generation how much fun conjunto music can be. National and international businesses have taken a chance with our project and helped us spread conjunto music to their distributors and outlets. With the help Brown Distributing (Bud and Bud-Light), we have performed for grocery store grand openings, played for fiestas, distinguished celebrities and politicians. With the help Wrangler Hats we’ve played for grand openings of new western wear stores in Chicago, Washington State, Austin, Dallas, Garland, San Antonio and Del Rio. It is a great feeling when you have the confidence and trust of companies like these. Recently, Crumrine Gold and Silversmiths in Reno, Nevada have endorsed us and are now another one of our international companies that we have the honor of being onboard. Wrangler Hats provides our cowboy hats, along with other products. Also, cowboy hats to give at our events, like to the best female cumbia dancer or the highest jumping male huapango dancer. We always have fun with our audience. Los Texas Wranglers and Puro Conjunto Records released “Llegaron Los Texas Wranglers” CD it has 14 songs of which 6 are original compositions of Los Texas Wranglers. Our style and image is a clean-cut western cowboy (caballero) type. Our own release “Texas Tradition” CD which has opened our market even more, with songs like; Yellow Rose of Texas, San Antonio Rose, Tennessee Waltz, Cielito Lindo, Ranch Grande and much more traditional Texas songs and original Conjunto songs. Fans have come to appreciate the good old boy Texas sound. We have had success in our selections of music; it’s been keeping us busy. Thank you very much for taking time and giving me this opportunity to introduce Los Texas Wranglers and myself.

Thank you, and “Keep it Conjunto”

Siempre Amigos

Julian Limon Fernandez

Patsy Torres

Patsy Torres

Patsy Torres is one of the most important and influential Tejano entertainers of our time. She has performed for live audiences of more than 100,000 people, appeared on national television for millions of viewers, and traveled all over the world winning countless awards for her musical talents and community works. She has graced the covers of national and international publications. Billboard Magazine proclaimed Patsy Torres as one of the “Top Female Tejano Stars” while Vista Magazine selected her to represent “What’s Hot in Texas”. Latin Style Magazine describes Patsy as “El Sonida del Futuro”, the sound of the future.

While still in high school, Patsy found music as a creative way to finance her college education. While performing in a local band she was “discovered” and given a recording contract. While still in college, her first Tejano album yielded a #1 hit that later garnered her the Texas Talent Music Association’s “Female Entertainer of the Year”. She also became the first Tejano artist to film a music video. When she performed one of her hit songs, “Abrazame”, on the CBS television special “Sea World’s Lone Star Celebration”, she made history as the first artist to expose Tejano music on national television. She repeated the honor when she performed Abrazame again on “International Star Search” televised in Los Angeles. She again made history when she was the first to perform a bilingual song on TNN’s “Nashville Now Show”.

The national recognition she received caught the attention of overseas promoters, which led to tours in Hawaii, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Okinawa, Guam, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, and Mexico. The university allowed Patsy to take her studies with her as she blazed trails as the first female to ever perform Tejano music overseas.

This international attention made her a champion in her hometown of San Antonio. Her time and talents were in big demand as a speaker and role model for schools, charitable and civic organizations. The city honored her with a river barge christened with her name on the famous San Antonio Riverwalk.

This versatile musical artist showcased her talents when she performed with the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra as its solo guest performer during the summer Pop Series. Her performances were sold out for the two night engagement and she again, received the singular honor of being the only female Tejano star to perform with a symphony orchestra.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas contracted Patsy as their featured Hispanic star due to her popularity and unique talent of bridging the gap between cultures and sharing the Hispanic heritage that she and San Antonio so proudly represent to thousands of visitors to the city each year. Patsy entertained multitudes from around the world there for 10 years.

Despite her stringent and demanding schedule that requires her unmistakable drive and energy, Patsy makes it a high priority to give back to her community. With a Master’s of Education from the University of the Incarnate Word, and currently working on her PHD, Patsy is a strong advocate for ‘Stay in School” partnerships, anti-drug campaigns, and student issues.

Early on, Patsy discovered that her celebrity status gave her a privileged credibility with young people. At her many speaking engagements, she would tell the wide-eyed students that she felt her greatest accomplishment was getting a college education while flourishing in a career of show business with her morals intact. They listened. She became aware that her rapport with kids was a rare gift. The city and local businesses were already aware of her distinctive talent. They, in turn, supported her when she created a specialized musical program targeting teen problems and issues. HEB was the key sponsor.

The show was named “The Positive Force Tour”. This “musical drama” consists of a 17 member cast incorporating singing, dancing, skits, interactive dialogue, and testimonials along with state of the art sound system, special effects, lighting, and costuming. Emphasizing the importance of education, self esteem, and setting personal goals; the show has been an extraordinary success as it tours all over the country performing for over a million school children. After viewing the show, kids have quit gangs, given up drugs, stayed in school and become more involved with their own families and communities. Many of these students still call and write to Patsy testifying to the positive progress of their lives.

In recognition for her work, Patsy was awarded San Antonio’s coveted “Hidalgo Humanitarian Award”. Her labor of love with today’s youth further earned her the Texas War on Drugs Outstanding Leadership Award , The LULAC National Presidential Citation of Community Service, La Prensa Latin Women in Action, the South Texas Wesly “Inspirational” Award, and was inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame of San Antonio. In addition, S.A. Life readers voted Patsy as one of the Most Influential San Antonians of the year in Creative Arts. She has continued her community work serving as honorary board member for the Cancer Society, Latin Girl Scouts of America, and San Antonio College to name a few.

On the musical front, Patsy continues to be a leading artist in her professional career of recording and touring. She wrote a hit song “Te Juro” (I swear) which became BMI’s Most Played Latin Song of the Year. The Texas Music Association awarded Patsy the Single of the Year and the Album of the Year. Her latest music video “Chiqitita” won her TTMA’s Best Female Performance in a Video. Patsy’s latest CD “Trenzas” (Braids) continues to burn the Latin airwaves as she appears on National Latin TV shows all over the U.S. and Mexico. Mexico embraced Patsy and nicknamed her “La Nueva Reyna de la Musica Tejana” (The New Queen of Tejano Music). Hailed for her ability to sing and perform all styles of music, Patsy and her versatile group also do special presentations for corporate conventions all over the country performing popular music from past to present. Patsy is now preparing to release her first “English” album, a “live” recording of The Positive Force Tour in Concert, by the fall of 2006 and a new Spanish album by Christmas of 2006.

With the beginning of the New Year, Patsy kicked off her new “Positive Force Tour 2006” sponsored by Communities in Schools for schools in the San Antonio area. In addition, she has developed a new 1 hour musical program for Hispanic parents called “La Fuerza Positiva en Concierto” that addresses family issues of communication, support, and understanding. Patsy has also tested out her acting abilities by filming a pilot for a new bilingual soap opera being shot in San Antonio called, “Alamo Heights S.A.”. Touring, recording, and speaking engagements indicates there is no slowing down as Patsy continues to take her music and the human spirit to new heights.

Ambixion

Ambixion

Ambixion has very diverse sound bringing, Reggae-Cumbia, Texas country, as well as R&B into the traditional Texas born conjunto sound making a new sound born in Texas called Conjunto Fusion, with their first album Ambixion Vol.I released in March,2005 Ambixion made a mark in Tejano music’s history time line with a nomination at the 2006 Tejano Music Awards for Conjunto album progressive of the year , crossover band of the year and most promising band of the year, As well as nomination at the 2007 Industry Awards. With their second release of Vol.II “Todo O Nada” Ambixion plans to widen their fanbase worldwide to send the message of Texas’ Conjunto sound to listeners everywhere.

Grupo Ambixion consist of:

Adam Ramirez (Lead Vocalist),
Andrew Rodriguez (Mgr., Accordion, Vocals),
Raymond Lopez (Bajo Sexto, 2nd Voice)
Rene Rangel (Drummer)
Richard Mestis (Bass, Bajo Electrico).

Thanksgiving weekend in 2001, Ambixion traveled to Corpus Christi and in Competition held by the Tejano Academy of Fine Arts, Grupo Ambixion brought home the 1st place trophy in the band category. Being the only group out of North Texas, it came to Grupo Ambixion as a big surprise.

Grupo Ambixion has had the honor sharing the stage with Tropa F, Pression, Joe Lopez, Michael Salgado and many other great Tejano artists and continue to strive to play with the best.