"hey percy, just got home from buying your CD at Turntable Records in Austin, Tx. It was their last copy...hint, hint, hint...get your distributor to start movin'! Anyhow, I was jamming the c.d. a todo dar on IH-35, sup yeaha! …"
Biography: Raised in the small town of Big Wells, Texas, Percy Cardona had a knack for entertaining crowds. Despite some early success, his peers commonly describe him as being very humble. Since he's hit the scene, interest for Cardona's skills have exponentially grown. The positive recognition demonstrates an authentication of talent no amount of modesty can overshadow.
Percy Cardona's self-titled album showcases his versatility as a musician, songwriter, and arranger. Cardona was featured on multiple instruments which include: accordion, bajo sexto, bass, and drums. Since its release, the single 'Disculpame' received much praise and attention. The album continued to turn heads across the country due to the new ideas blended with the classic sound.
Cardona's ear for music was discovered at the ripe old age of 12 upon teaching himself the 'Star-Spangled Banner' on his sister's toy keyboard. His development was helped due to having many musical relatives. Under their tutelage, his journey began with his family's sound before expanding to the progressive domain.
While performing in the marching and jazz bands in high school, Cardona simultaneously played shows with local acts. The young phenom rapidly made his way into the major tejano circuit; first as the accordionist for female vocalist Ruth, then deferred to keyboards with Patsy Torres playing schools nationwide. He became a freelance musician and has performed with artists that introduce: Stefani Montiel, David Marez, Miguel Hernandez, Grupo Alamo, and Gabriel Zavala.
As Cardona's orchestration improved, so did his vocal abilities. He learned to sing 2-part and 3-part harmonies, as well as counter melodies. This was quite a feat since Cardona was not fluent in the spanish language. The practice was honed early in his development upon mimicking his father's syllables as he sang for 'Los Hermanos Cardona'. Percy's intrigue for the conjunto genre soon blossomed into a love that can be heard in his musical expression.
The Big Wells native attended classes at the Audio EnginEARing Institute of San Antonio. He soon found himself collaborating in-studio with esteemed musicians and tejano staples. Although Cardona is in the midst of establishing himself as a frontman, his portfolio as a producer also thickens.
Not only has Percy Cardona broken from his hiatus with his sophomore release, the record is the type of album that's long over due. These tracks have incredible drive with a modern spin to the classic conjunto sound. This cultured effort is not only an homage to Cardona's family, but is an honest representation of what beats in Percy's heart.
hey percy, just got home from buying your CD at Turntable Records in Austin, Tx. It was their last copy...hint, hint, hint...get your distributor to start movin'! Anyhow, I was jamming the c.d. a todo dar on IH-35, sup yeaha! I got to Barca De Oro when I arrived home...To be continued manana morning. Dude, so like where do you play? Seriously. Such good music, and I see no tour dates for Percy. Whaddup wid dat?! At any rate, all the best!