Tejano Folk Music Going Through Revival

By Arlette Flores, Jennifer Gonzalez, Roberto Hernandez and Steven Ugalde

After 10 years, the Tejano Music Awards returns to San Antonio’s Alamodome this weekend. Though it’s too early to predict a return to Tejano’s heyday, here in Austin the Mexican folk music tradition is being rekindled by a family of groundbreaking musicians.

I guess it started when we used to go pick cotton and daddy always took his accordion and I just started picking on it. And then Daddy noticed I had an ear for music I guess.

KUT’s Texas Music Matters is partnering with the national Localore (www.localore.net) initiative to create the Austin Music Map: a yearlong effort to go beyond the well-traveled streets of the Austin music scene in search of the hidden places where music is being made. We want your help discovering and documenting these places. To find out how to get involved, visit the Austin Music Map website or call our hotline with stories and tips: (512) 861-8266



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