Max Baca y los Texmaniacs

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Bill Angelini


Los Texmaniacs

Grammy award winners / Smithsonian Folkways recording artists, Max Baca and Los Texmaniacs are the new worldwide ambassadors of Texas Roots music.

Max carries the tradition learned as a thirteen year member of the original kings of Tex-Mex, Doug Sahm’s Texas Tornados, and as right hand man to accordion legend (2012 NEA National Heritage / five time Grammy winner), Flaco Jimenez.

Building on this foundation, Max formed Los Texmaniacs combining traditional roots music with contemporary vitality and musicianship.

Max is the premier first call Bajo Sexto (a traditional 12string guitar like instrument) player in the world. He has appeared on 11 Grammy winning projects with artists as diverse as, The Rolling Stones, Ricky Skaggs, Los Super Seven, Lila Downs, and Texas Tornados.

Los Texmaniacs current release “Texas Towns & Tex- Mex Sounds” and the Grammy winning “Borders Y Bailes” – (both on Smithsonian Folkways) combine a mix of traditional polka, waltz, bolero, redova, danzon, & Schottische, with western swing and conjunto. You will hear elements of rock ‘n roll, blues, and jazz riffs keeping the music fresh and exciting, helping attract new audiences.

Los Texmaniacs highly energetic live performances are equally contagious, and diverse. Examples of past performances include – The Kennedy Center, Wheatland Music Fest, and National Council for Traditional Arts Don’t Fence Me In Tour”, as well as China, Switzerland, and Argentina. Los Texmaniacs are most proud of their four different tours to entertain the troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Kosovo.