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#1 Jun 25, 2011
Can anyone tell me why Steve Sanchez left, and where did he go?
cctx

San Antonio, TX

#2 Jun 25, 2011
steve sanchez band director is now employed by pearsall isd one of the best trumpet players around .
wondering in cc

San Antonio, TX

#3 Jun 25, 2011
what ever happened to all the bands and musicians in crystal city havent heard much about lalo mata and his up band any conjunto music in town besides la ley del norte or los cisneros i remember we use to have some of the best musicians around like the guzman brothers willie and fito drummers joe casarez guitar trumpet like joe ramirez gerahart honstein trombone players like rick gallegos and joe honstein can someone let me know if they are still around or whatever happened to them i remember this guys went all the way to state with the band and stage band also saxaphone players like david mata joe sendejo celia lozano
to parent

San Antonio, TX

#4 Jun 26, 2011
Steve is no longer at Pearsall. I heard he left to teach at another school in the valley. Good Luck Steve!
Ex-Band member

United States

#5 Jun 27, 2011
Ur rigyht about Steve, he was going to be interviewed sometine last week in the Valley. The Guzman brother, Fito still teaching in Carrizo playing with Zavala Band, Willie works with the post office in San Antonio n plays a little drums once in a while, Lalo is still around playing at bars, Joe still in town not playing, Joe Ramirez has major problems which we will not discuss they are personal, Gerhart I think has cancer, may God help him out, David Mata is in San Antonio, Joe Sendejo works with AT&T. Anybody else
sa tx

San Antonio, TX

#6 Jun 27, 2011
thanks ex band member i went to crystal city 4 yrs aGO AND WALKED INTO A BAR CALLED GEORGIES ON 83 AND LALO MATA WAS PLYING BUT HE HAD DIFFERENT MUSICIANS HE WAS PLAYING KEYBOARDS AND SINGING AND A GUY BY THE NIKNAMED EL GALLO ON GUITAR AND SOME GUY FROMLA PRYOR ON DRUMS AND THE BASS PLAYER ZAVALA FROM CHETO AND THEY SOUNDED PRETTY TIGHT ARE THEY STILL AROUND AND PLAYING HOW ABOUT PEPE LUNA IS HE STILL PLAYING?I ALSO REMEMBER MARTY GUERRERO WITH GRUPO AGUILA IS HE STILL AROUND? THESE GUITAR PLAYERS AND MUSICIANS ARE DAMN GOOD WHY DID THEY DROPOUT OF THE MUSIC SCENE ARE THEY STILL AROUND?CAN YOU HELP ME EX-BAND MEMBER
Ex-Band member

United States

#7 Jun 27, 2011
I don't know if those guys r still with lalo but they r around. Pepe along with La Mochila, Isidro Rios, does DJ. Marty was trying to do something with his brother Toby but they havent. As a matter of fact, they played the festival about 2 years ago and they sounded pretty good.
sa tx

San Antonio, TX

#8 Jun 27, 2011
ex band member what can you tell me about keyboard players raymond herring el rapido and smiley cardenas bass player rene hdz are they still musicly active the reason for my asking is that i play trompet myself and i will be relocating in the crystal area in a couple of months and am looking for good musicians but i waqnt guys who are into mostly old school music like myself and i am going to needing a good guitar player who is over fifty and who has been around and has played for good groups in the area who are willing to play in gigs around this area also what can you tell me about a guy from carrizo named juan lopez he plays accordeon they tell me hes good also if you are a musician yourself what do you play and also you might be interested in joining my band
cc tx

San Antonio, TX

#9 Jun 27, 2011
i remember in the 80s that mario perez de la pryor joe cazares jesse zavala juan flores and mariano garcia recorded a song by the name of la panchita can anybody tell me where i can find that song
mario jr

San Antonio, TX

#10 Jun 27, 2011
yea that song is a good song that was recorded by my dad and the rest of the group maybe mundo salazar or betin castillon richards father has a copy or try joe cazares the guitar player he lives in crystal
sa tx

San Antonio, TX

#11 Jun 27, 2011
whatever happened to mario perez robert castillon kike castillon joe cazares why doesnt anybody give them credit they deserve it they are by far some of the best musicians castillon sr was probably a better vocalist than richard everybody keeps on giving zavala tejano mix isidro rios zavala band use to be big when they were under the direction of johhny ray canales and pepe sanchez use to be their songwriter this guys aint nothing without johhny ray or pepe sanchez and to some people who aint familiar with pepe sanchez he wrote the song damelo made famous by augustine ramirez and other songs recorded by grupo mayo los bravos del norte los aguilares freddie martinez and many more like isidro rios he aint nothing without grupo aguila george lomas and tejano mix are still in the minor league and lalo mata and his present band and ex musicians they have been around for many years pepe sanchez toby guerrero el gallo marty guerrero
humble

San Antonio, TX

#12 Jun 27, 2011
ive been in bars salones de baile and wherever musiacians frequent and ive had an opportunity of drinking a few beers and having a good time with marty and gallo and they are some of the best people you can talk to about music and here some good jokes so ill give them credit as good humble people and good musicians guitar players log on to you tube and watch marty play antonieta or si lo quieres with ricardo castillon y la differenzia also lalo mata he is nice and friendly if you want to have a good time whenever lalo plays you can have fun laugh listen to good music and dance i hope this guys can be around for a long time lalo en georgies si algo envidio yo la nueva zenaida no me no me se rajar
Ex-Band member

United States

#13 Jun 28, 2011
Raymond works at Centro De Salud and still plays here n there, Smiley works at d Housing Projrcts n beleive he plays with Zavala Band. Rene I havent seen in a while but here he's coming back into town, Juan Lopez is disabled but still plays acordion with Zavala band n The Spot band. The Spot Band is suppose to be the house band for the spot but they havent played in a while. They consist of Joe Benavidezon drums, ex Diferenzia drummer, Ruben Pacheco on bass from SA, Raymond on Keys, Juan Lopez on acordion, Cesar Sanchez on percussion Pepe Luna helps them on guitar, n DJ Gabbz on vocals. This band sounds good after a good rehersal.
cc tx

San Antonio, TX

#14 Jun 28, 2011
ex band member can you tell me anything about johnny ray canales from uvalde where hes at and if hes still playing
Ex-Band member

United States

#15 Jun 28, 2011
The last time I saw him was about 5 years ago, he told me he was living in San Antonio and playing with a blues band once in a while.
tejano band member

United States

#16 Jun 28, 2011
cc tx looks like you like music do you play
Ex-Band member

United States

#17 Jun 28, 2011
I forgot to mention that Isidro "La Mochila" Rios, Jesse Rios n Roddy Soto have all sat in with The Spot band.
Memorias De Crystal

Beeville, TX

#18 Jun 28, 2011
Hey Ex-Band member, do you remember Jesse Puente (La Chumba)? He played with Grupo Aguila since back in the days. The good old days! Now he had some talent. I remember many many years ago he played in a band with Joe Cazares, I think they were called the juke box band. They played all kinds of music including old rock and roll and country. I heard that Jesse past away some years ago, may he rest in peace!
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Raymond works at Centro De Salud and still plays here n there, Smiley works at d Housing Projrcts n beleive he plays with Zavala Band. Rene I havent seen in a while but here he's coming back into town, Juan Lopez is disabled but still plays acordion with Zavala band n The Spot band. The Spot Band is suppose to be the house band for the spot but they havent played in a while. They consist of Joe Benavidezon drums, ex Diferenzia drummer, Ruben Pacheco on bass from SA, Raymond on Keys, Juan Lopez on acordion, Cesar Sanchez on percussion Pepe Luna helps them on guitar, n DJ Gabbz on vocals. This band sounds good after a good rehersal.
Ex-Band member

United States

#19 Jun 28, 2011
He he did.
Ex-Band member

United States

#20 Jun 28, 2011
oops, yes he did.

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