Max Baca and his Grammy award winning band, Los TexManiacs, brings a combination of country, rock and conjunto to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, October 22 and the Hawaiʻi Theatre on Saturday, October 24. With lyrics that are down to earth and often funny, conjunto ranges from fast-paced polkas (cancion-polca) to slower, Mexican-style country songs (cancion-ranchera).
Los TexManiacs recently were featured on the legendary music television program, Austin City Limits where they performed with Country music legend Dwight Yoakam and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, to induct Flaco Jiménez into The Austin City Limits Hall of Fame.
They combine Tex-Mex conjunto, Texas rock, blues and R&B riffs, to create the Los TexManiacs groove. It is said this is “hip music everyone can relate to.”
More on Los TexManiacs
Los TexManiacs feed the masses with only the best in musical fare. Founded by Max Baca (bajo sexton, vocals), the TexManiacs are a product of his wide-ranging experience touring and recording with groups from his father’s family conjunto, Flaco Jiménez and the original Texas Tornados, Los Super Seven and the Rolling Stones.
Baca is a legend on the bajo sexto, a 12-string guitar like instrument, which customarily provides rhythm accompaniment for the button accordion, thus creating the core of the conjunto sound. He uses the bajo sexto to push the TexManiacs sound to another level of vibrancy altogether and displays a musical virtuosity and blistering guitar riff solo style that is now being emulated by young bajo players internationally. Baca is credited for turning a traditional folk/roots/conjunto instrument hip again, attracting young, new audiences while maintaining his roots in traditional Tex-Mex.
UH Hilo performance
To purchase tickets online, visit the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center website.
Hawaiʻi Theatre performance sponsored by UH Mānoa Outreach College
Ticket prices are on sale at HawaiiTheatre.com.