Many names are featured and mentioned frequently when refering to conjunto regional. This section will help you understand in brief who each of these indivuals are/were. If you’d like to contribute information about people we have little or no information on, please contact us! Write to Lupe Saenz, STCA President at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Narciso Martinez – (1911-1992), the TSHA (The Texas State Historical Association) describes Narciso Martinez as “the ‘father’ of the Texas-Mexican conjunto”. For in depth information on Narciso Martinez, please visit the TSHA website here.
Carmen y Laura – Carmen y Laura Hernandez, two sisters who made an important impact to the early conjunto regional scene. UTPA has this to say about Carmen y Laura: “Carmen and Laura made hundreds of records for Ideal with all types of supporting musicians ranging from the accordion conjuntos of neighbor Isaac Figueroa, Narciso Martínez, and Paulino Bernal to Beto Villa and his Tejano orquesta.” For more information on Carmen y Laura, please visit the University of Texas at Austin website here.
Lydia Mendoza – part of the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame women listed at the Texas Women’s University; the Worship Guitars website describes Lydia Mendoza as “a national treasure, the living legend, the queen of Tejano, la londra de la frontera”.
Conjunto Legends include Juan Lopez Pedro Ayala El Ruco Martinez Santiago Jimenez Tony de la Rosa Gilberto Perez Y Sus Compadres Ruben Vela Y Su conjunto Los Doneños Mingo Saldivar Y Sus 4 Espadas Flaco Jimenez Alfredo de La Rosa Los Fantasmas Steve Jordan Agapito Zuniga Valerio Longoria