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Rancho Alegre Radio – New Music This Week!

Greetings Rancho Alegre fans!

Frank’s on the mend and we’ve added a few tracks this week! We’ve added more than a few live tracks that you won’t hear anywhere else from Ricky and Ruben Naranjo, Los Nobles and more. So let’s get to it!!I’ve shuffled all the other new releases around the playlist, so these new tracks are toward the top.

Rancho Alegre Spotlight: Tortilla Factory 1973 and 1974

We here at Rancho Alegre were saddened to hear of the passing of Tony “Ham” Guerrero, leader and founding member of the legendary Tortilla Factory. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Guerrero family, and we express our deepest condolences. Ham influenced countless musicians over the years, and he will be greatly missed, but his legacy will live on.

Rancho Alegre Spotlight: “She’s About a Mover” by Ruben Naranjo

Here at Rancho Alegre, we talk. A lot. Frequently we’ll have more than one topic going at once. During Saturday’s marathon discussion, Frank mentioned that Ruben Naranjo did a cover of She’s About a Mover. So when we got home, I listened to it. And I listened again. And again. It was mind-blowing.

Upcoming Shows, Weekend of 12/11 – Grupo Solido y Grupo Siggno, Conjunto Romo, Yayo Castillo, Los Texas Wranglers


We’ve got some good stuff coming up this weekend in the Austin Area! Play your cards right and you can see a show Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Friday Night – Tejano Ranch – Grupo Solido y Grupo Siggno
Start your weekend off with some Norteño at Tejano Ranch with Grupo Solido and Grupo Siggno. And…that’s all we’ve got for that one. Maybe it should be called Norteño Ranch tomorrow? You know, just sayin’…

Dance for Hope Benefit for Anna Sanchez – This Saturday, 12/11 – Flamingo Ballroom

Just wanted to let you all know about an upcoming benefit show this Saturday, December 11, at the Flamingo Ballroom. The event will feature performances by Yayo Castillo y Rumores, Max Castillo y Conjunto Lumbre, and Ryan Castillo. All proceeds support Anna Sanchez in her battle against cancer.

Rancho Alegre News – New Additions to Rancho Alegre Radio – Now over 1000 songs!

Hello everyone,

Rancho Alegre hopes that you all had a great Thanksgiving filled with music, joy, laughter and love. With a turkey leg in one hand, and an eye on the new CD’s we picked up from Turntable Records and our already extensive collection, we continued selecting new tracks for Rancho Alegre Radio. Can’t think of a better way to spend the day!

So, what did we add?

More shows! Michael Salgado, Augustin Ramirez, Joe Bravo and Elvira Sanchez

So I’ve learned about a couple more shows since I wrote the last blog post on Tuesday…

Thursday night at Club Rodeo in Austin – Michael Salgado
According to Club Carnaval on Facebook, Michael Salgado will be performing at Club Rodeo, 9515 N. Lamar on Thanksgiving night. He’s a Tejano artist who has been pulled into the Norteño scene and is popular with the Mexican audience. But make no mistake, he is Tejano and it’s nice to see him in town on a holiday.


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