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2017-10-05

Texmaniacs to Play Oct. 11 at Texas Music Coffeehouse

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Max and Josh Baca perform at the Lion’s Den at Schreiner University

Grammy Award-winning Max Baca y los Texmaniacs return to the Lion’s Den at Schreiner University on Wednesday, Oct. 11, for a Texas Music Coffeehouse starting at 7 p.m.
The concert is free to the public, and begins and concludes with open mic time.
One of the premier conjunto bands around, Los Texmaniacs features veteran bajo sexto player Max Baca. Jr. and his son Josh on the accordion. Their album “Borders y Bailes,” won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Tejano Album.
Max Baca, the son and grandson of accordion players, was born and raised in Albuquerque, N.M, and learned to play the accordion at age five. While playing in a band he formed with his brother, Flaco Jiménez invited Baca to play 12-string bajo sexto in his band, the Texas Tornados.
Eventually wanting his own band that incorporated elements of rock and roll and jazz, while honoring the roots of conjunto Tejano, Baca created Los Texmaniacs in 1997. In addition to receiving the 2010 Grammy, the band is a two-time Smithsonian Folklife Festival participant, performing on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in 2008 again in 2009.
The Texas Music Coffeehouse series—six concerts each academic year—is sponsored by the Texas Heritage Music Foundation, the Schreiner University English Department, and Chartwells.
The final Coffeehouse for the fall semester will be Tuesday, Nov. 7, and will feature a student talent showcase hosted by Buddy Mondlock.
For more information about the Coffeehouses or the THMF, contact Dr. Kathleen Hudson, director, by email at kat@texasheritagemusic.org or phone 830-792-1945.