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 Texas Tornados
Something strong is blowing in from the South...
 and that can mean only one thing: another dynamic Tex-Mex musical celebration from the masters of Tejano sound, the Texas Tornados! But the initial combination of this set of very talented musicians happened almost by chance at a concert performance of a mutual acquaintance. After Freddy Fender, Flaco Jimenez, Augie Myers and Doug Sahm engaged in this musical extravaganza in front of a San Francisco audience, they all knew the genuine bond they felt in their music could probably be taken to another level. After they performed as the Tex-Mex Revue initially, they took the title 'The Texas Tornados'.

Individually, this talented quartet has had major success. Freddy Fender is a cross-over success story around the world with his music. With hits like 'Before The Next Teardrop Falls' and 'Wasted Days (and Wasted Nights)' to his credit, Freddy has made his name known to everyone interested in hearing music straight from the heart. Flaco Jimenez has played with acts ranging from the Rolling Stones to Dwight Yoakum. Flaco also is known as the 'Father of Conjunto Music' (Flaco playes the Conjunto accordian). Augie Meyers has shared the stage with the likes of the Allman Brothers and Bob Dylan. He's also a member of the Texas Music Hall of Fame. The Texas Tornados have been asked to perform all ove rthe world at places like the Presidential Inauguration of Bill Clinton, The Montreaux Jazz Festival, as well as regular appearances at the Farm Aid Benefit and the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show.

But what does the band sound like at this point, you might ask? Given the band's intimate knowledge of what makes a good song great, the Texas Tornados give a fantastic display of what they know about music. Their latest, 'Live From The Limo' gives true Tejano music fans a great taste of the stuff that makes this sound so unique. There are examples of what kind of foundation this band is built upon on this CD ('Hey Baby, Kep-Pa-So, Wasted Days) as well as some stuff that keeps up with a lot of the stuff that's out on country radio today (Adios Mexico, Dinero). No matter which way your country musical taste swings, you won't be disappointed with what you'll find on 'Live From The Limo'.

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