If you, like your Austin Music Minute host, follow the adventures of one Garrett T. Capps, the San Antonio music man and Lonesome Rose proprietor who rolls Tex-Mex rock like no other, you’re very familiar with his genuine love of conjunto, Norteño and Tejano, and the pioneering artists who continue to inspire musicians of all genres. A few at the top of Capps’ list would definitely be la Familia Jimenez: Santiago Sr., Jr., and Flaco. Capps even had the opportunity to record Santiago Jr. to capture the magic.
Songwriter and Hardcharger label founder Jesse Dayton listened to these magnificent old-school style recordings by El Chief and…something clicked. To say it was a life-altering moment for Dayton would not be exaggerating. He told Capps he would love to release the tracks as a Santiago Jimenez, Jr. album, and that’s exactly how Still Kicking! came to be, including some classics dating back to Jimenez’s early career.
AMM May 5 2022
Santiago Jimenez, Jr. album release show at Antone’s, Thursday May 5, with Conjunto Los Pinkys.