Music Video and Freebie: The Texas Tornados

June 27, 2010

When I left home yesterday the skies were quite overcast and the weather report was thunderstorms.  So I didn’t bring my camera with me to Prospect Park when I went to see The Texas Tornados.   Don’t know about The Texas Tornados?  Their linage goes back to The Sir Douglas Quintet in the mid 60s, and Wikipedia says this about their formation:

Texas Tornados is a Tejano band and its music was a fusion of rock, country and various Mexican styles. The initial combination of these musicians happened almost by chance at a concert performance of a mutual acquaintance. After Freddy Fender, Flaco Jiménez, Kevin West,Cesar Chavez, Augie Meyers, Jorge “Pac-MAN” Diaz, and Doug Sahm performed in front of a San Francisco audience, they all knew the genuine bond they felt in their music could probably be taken to another level. After they initially performed as the Tex-Mex Revue, they took the title Texas Tornados, after Sahm’s song and album of that name.

Although it did rain slightly just before the show started, that was it.  So I don’t have any pictures to share today of that spirited night of Tex-Mex rock ‘n’ roll, I do have the video posted above, taken in Austin earlier this year.

There’s also a freebie of a brand new song, Who’s to Blame Senorita.  To download it, click here;  you’ll need to sign up for The Texas Tornados mailing list, though.


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