Los Texas Wranglers
"Austin's Premier Conjunto" playing real Tex-Mex "Tejano." Conjunto is the 1st music created by Texans. In the old days it was called "Texican" Squezze Box-Mexican 12 string and up-right bass was the norm. Los Texas Wranglers has taken it to the next level. Now are being known as "America's Conjunto" bringing old world and new world Conjunto to main streamâRich Wolfgang
Sonny Trujillo (Accordion and vocals) recipient of the âœLife Time Achievement Awardâ쳌 by Tejano Music Museum 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. Timâ*****
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. *****
Junior Sandoval (Bajo Sexto a Spanish 12 string guitar)One of the legendary brothers that was part of "Austin Conjunto" music era. He and his brothers changed Conjunto music in Austin with their style of playing and arranging music. Junior is true to the Tejano/Conjunto music culture.
***Joyce Adams (Vocalist) Most Tejano acts want to crossover or have crossed over to Country, R&B, Hip-Hop or to Mainstream Pop. Joyce on the other hand was already there and wanted to crossover into Conjunto. She was looking and listening to many Conjuntos all around the country. After she returned from Japan, Joyce decided that she would ask Los Texas Wranglers to back her up. I was reluctant to add another member since we were beginning to look like something other than a Conjunto. We went ahead and invited her to try us out. After 4 months with us on the road and here in Austin, people are getting used to seeing Joyce with Los Texas Wranglers. On April 15, 2007 Los Texas Wranglers voted Joyce into the Conjunto fulltime and now there's seven in our "CONJUNTO". We just finish a 20 song CD with Joyce singing Conjunto-Country-RB and a tribute to the Texas Tornados- Los Texas Wranglers "No Boundaries"
****Nikole Lopez(Vocalist) Our youngest member and yet one of the most talented in the Tejano scene. Nikki is an energetic all American gal, she likes to dance, joke around, and be one of the guys. But, when it's time for the performance you can't find someone as genuine, sweet, and such a professional artist like Nikki on stage.
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 Texans all around 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 all people and the younger generation on the music our forefathers brought forth to us. "Keeping it Conjunto!"*****
âœKeeping it Conjunto!â쳌 I formed Los Texa
We are currently known as "America's Conjunto" this title was given to us by U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett. His love for music and appreciation for Texas Culture and his friendship with Julian Limon Fernandez has made Los Texas Wranglers a household name in Texas and around the United States.
We do play live all around the USA and now there's talk of going to Africa and Europe.
Texas Tonados, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Perez Prado, Tito Puente, Glen Miller, Buddy Holly, Bob Wells and the Texas Playboys, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Little Joe y La Familia, Jose Felisiano and Johnny Cash.
Peavey es equipo de los pobres and we use em too.
If you're reading this I got you! "Make it Conjunto, CARNAL"