Ruben Ramos, known as “El Gato Negro,” Grammy/Tejano Music Award winner, who recently celebrated his 80th Birthday, sat down to chat with AC about his health, career, and future projects, like his very first Live CD (coming out very soon) working on the highly anticipated movie “On American Soil” this and much more, as we go “Behind the Mic” with the legendary Ruben Ramos. (Original post from Feb. 23, 2020).
The incomparable Elida Reyna. Aside from winning Tejano Music Awards, a Latin Grammy, Elida sits down and chats with AC about everything from a new Lip Line called “Colores by Elida” in her banquet hall in her hometown of Mercedes, Texas, not to mention her new music, all this and more on this episode. (Original post on May 4, 2019)
The legal dispute over royalties has made headlines. You may not know the name but you know the voice. Mario Marichalar, the former lead vocalist and bajo player for Ramon Ayala y sus Bravos del Norte, goes Behind The Mic and shares his side of the story of the disagreement in an exclusive interview with the AC Cruz podcast. (Original post-Dec. 13, 2020)
Stefani Montiel, this Grammy nominee, Tejano Music Award winner. Has toured across the U.S., Alaska not to mention Korea, Japan, Guam, and Monterrey Mex., from Florida to Washington State but Texas is where her heart is. Get ready to go Behind the Mic with the one and only Stefani Montiel. (Original post July 26, 2020)
He’s the most energetic accordionist in the genre. Three-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Male Entertainer at the Tejano Music Awards, Tejano Music Hall of Famer, and the list goes on. He chats briefly about his career, his ups and downs starting with his dear friend Eddie Gonzalez and then with former bandmates Grupo Vida, and the repercussions of touring with the Dixie Chicks, new music, and new tours for 2023. This and so much more as we go Behind the Mic with Sunny Sauseda.
Aisha is an emerging artist in Tejano music, the San Antonio singer began her career as a backup vocalist for Stephanie Lynn, and Oscar G, among others, and is currently with Ram Herrera’s Outlaw Band. She launched a solo career with her debut album, “Mi Vida En Cancion,” in 2018, which earned her a Tejano Music Awards nomination for Best New Female Artist. She chats with AC about her life, music, reaction to a recent radio interview, and so much more on this episode of The AC Cruz Podcast.
Behind the Mic with Art Tigerina, originally from Bryan-College Station, Texas, he’s an energetic and soulful vocalist who has entertained thousands in a span of over two decades. Tigerina remembers his first musical influences coming from his dad, Trinidad Tigerina, and brothers who were always in bands and playing music. He shares details on new music with the Art Tigerina Band to the Jukebox Preachers. Oh yeah and his love for cars! This and so much more on this episode of The AC Cruz Podcast.
Jesse Turner y Grupo Siggno, it’s a first for both. Jesse’s first-ever podcast and the first Facebook Live for AC Cruz, what’s the worst that could happen? He talks about the first time he heard his song on the radio and his son’s tragic accident that would change his life forever. Plus new tours, and new countries for 2019. All this and more on this episode.
He’s recognized by three initials DLG. He’s helped launch the careers of many. Ram Herrera, Emilio Navaira, Jay Perez and so many more, and ready to chat with AC Cruz about how he started with his father and brothers forming Los Musicales. Funny stories about former vocalists, what he does to relax, and what he thinks about retiring. All this and more on this episode it’s David Lee Garza.
Emilio and Diego Navaira, Jerry Fuentes, and Derrick James — these are The Last Bandoleros! Emilio and Diego chat with AC about how they’re dealing with the pandemic, their recent performance on Good Morning America, and why it was so special, to unforgettable memories and never heard before stories of their dad, the late great Emilio Navaira! And of course new music. (did someone let the cat out of the bag) Will it be Tejano? You be the judge. All this and more on this episode of The AC Cruz Podcast.