When: Sat., March 26, 11 a.m. 2016
Pioneers of Spanglish Latin-spiced rock ‘n’ roll, the one and only Texas Tornados are some of our favorite vatos. On a San Francisco stage in ‘89, four friends and supreme musicians formed a musical crossfire that would blossom into the number one Tex-mex super-group. Made up of Hispanic country-fried soul star Freddy Fender, accordion wielding madman Flaco Jiménez, and the already-legendary Augie Meyers and Doug Sahm of garage country conjunto Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornados had success and fame woven into their destiny. Recently, the group reunited with the two surviving original members, Meyers and Jiménez, along with the addition of Sahm’s son Shawn for 2010’s Está Bueno, a collection that honored the group’s past, present and future with rereleased material and new compositions. Although members have come and gone — including the death of Fender from lung cancer and Sahm, who had a fatal heart attack — it was the four men in the quintet who, with their individual talents, made Tejano and Texas history. With Wayne “The Train” Hancock, DJ Smoak, Mothership and more.