Monday, September 07, 2009

Santiago Jimenez Jr.

A couple years ago, we met up with Candy and Stagg in San Antonio Texas for the International Accordion Festival. It seemed there was an international conspiracy afoot keeping us away. Our plane broke and was canceled, so they rerouted us through Dallas. Then in San Antonio, we managed to get lost (in the car and then again on foot). When we finally made it to the opening night concert, it was Santiago Jimenez Jr. and his Conjunto playing on stage. It was great to see this fabulous accordion player in person! I had been listening to Conjunto/Norteno/Tex-Mex music for some time, but this was the first chance I had to hear one of the Conjunto greats play live.

Here he is with Martin Krousin

Polka Time


Wandering Coyote said...

These are very jaunty and toe, tapping indeed. I am looking at the coordination it takes to play this particular instrument and don't think it's for someone like me who can barely walk & chew gum!

brassawe said...

Is this in Holland as in Holland or in Holland, Michigan?

Come to think of it, this cannot be Holland, Michigan. People there stand perfectly still while listening to music.

Anonymous said...

I've been digging all of the recent Tex-mex!!