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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

EDGAR VAZQUEZ Y SUS MUCHACHOS RETURN TO THE CASABLANCA BALLROOM


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Edgar Vazquez y Sus Muchachos are set to return to the Casablanca Ballroom this Sunday in which they headline a lineup of local talent that also includes Eddie Peña y Grupo Recuerdo. For Edgar Vazquez playing at the Casablanca brings back memories that began over 37 years ago making stops along the way at the legendary ballroom. Edgar Vazquez has seen it all and experienced it all starting off as a rock musician playing covers of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Ted Nugent at local high school gyms were dances were only .10 to sitting atop the current Conjunto Scene without any signs of slowing down. Edgar’s obsession with Conjunto Music started up north in Detroit Michigan while touring with a rock band from Laredo. “One of the musician’s dad invited us to a park in Detroit where the core of the hispanic population got together for cookouts. When I was there I noticed a large group of people around an accordian player dancing and shouting, the center of attention was none other than Conjunto Legend Tony De La Rosa when I heard the sounds and words of his music I knew then that I would play Conjunto Music”. Returning to Laredo he dedicated his time learning the ins and outs of Conjunto Music mastering the accordian music genre that has been the highlight of his music with gigs at a local ballroom called Las Palmas that was located on Hwy.59. Edgar Vazquez has since played in events and concerts that featue the likes of Los Dos Gilbertos, Ruben Vela, Fantasma and the late Tony De La Rosa. Edgar Vazquez records for Puro Conjunto Records out of Austin, Texas his latest release is “Mi Estrellita”. Edgar Vazquez is working on a new CD that will be released in late August. Edgar Vazquez still tours non stop sharing his music at venues in Colorado, California, and Texas. Edgar Vazquez is also working on his own recording studio Rancho Laguna Seca Records that is located at his ranch.

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