Friday, June 27, 2008

Los Texmaniacs at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Another excellent group of Texas entertainers that you do not want to miss at this year's 42nd Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival are the Los Texmaniacs, from San Antionio, TX.

Max Baca, David Farias, Lorenzo Martinez and Israel Villanueva, a contemporary-sounding conjunto ensemble, Los Texmaniacs combine traditional instrumentation and repertoire, with blues, rock, R&B, and a dash of country. Leader Max Baca is a much-in-demand bajo sexto player whose music echoes that of his many genre-bending San Antonio mentors—legendary musicians like Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers, and Flaco Jimenez.

All of which can be accessed from my 42nd Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival webpage, here is my Los Texmaniacs - 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival photoset and 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival photo collection.

The following are videos that I shot of Los Texmaniacs during my 25 June 2008 visit to the 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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