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Los Texmaniacs

Combine a hefty helping of Tex Mex conjunto, simmer with several parts Texas rock, add a daring dash of well-cured blues, and R&B riffs, and you’ve cooked up the tasty Grammy winning TexManiacs groove.

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Combine a hefty helping of Tex Mex conjunto, simmer with several parts Texas rock, add a daring dash of well-cured blues, and R&B riffs, and you’ve cooked up the tasty Grammy winning TexManiacs groove.  Founder Max Baca (bajo sexto, vocals) is a legend on the bajo sexto, a twelve string guitar-like instrument, which customarily provides rhythm accompaniment for the button accordion, thus creating the core of the conjunto sound.

Max is being credited as turning a traditional folk / roots/conjunto instrument hip again, attracting young, new audiences while maintaining his roots in traditional conjunto. Other band members include Josh Baca, Oscar Garcia, Lorenzo Martinez and Willie J. Laws. Their latest cd is Texas Towns & Tex Mex Sounds. (Smithsonian Folkways)

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