The Conjunto Conservation Society
I received this email from a legendary promoter and friend of mine who asked me this interesting question.
Martin how goes it? Hey who are the legends of conjunto who are still performing. Give me the top 5 .also who are the hot new up and comers?
So who are your top 5 legends and top 5 "up and comers"?
Legends: Flaco Jimenez, Santiago Jimenez, Eva Ybarra, Mingo Saldivar, Bene Medina
Hot up and comers: Leti Urbina, Baraja de Oro, Lazaro Perez, Los Arroyos del Rio, Conjunto Romo
reply by Agapito Ybarra Jr.
Legends Gilberto Perez, Los Dos Gilbertos, Pepe Maldonado, Boni Maricio, Chano Cadena
Hot up and comers Ruben De La Cruz, Lazaro Perez, David Flores y Los tremendos Alacranes, Los Tremendos Cinco, Tony Tigre
My Top 5 legends are Tony De La Rosa, Rueben Naranjo, Rueben Vela,Gilberto Perez and
My Up and Coming artists are Lazaro Perez, Gerado Mejia, Los Tremendo Alacranes. If these new groups stay together like some of the legends but there is so much turnover of musicians that its hard to say. Remember Altiro they were great for a shor time
Where would you place Linda Escobar? "Up & comers" would be Mickey y Sus Carnales; Servando Ramos & Texas Outlaws; Los Texmaniacs > David Farias & Max Baca...to name a few.