David Lee Garza Birthday Bash!With Elida Reyna
Valentines Day Celebration! $20 before 9pm, $25 after
DAVID LEE GARZA
David Lee Garza continues to maintain a loyal following with his combination of progressive Conjunto and distinctive Tejano music formulas.
After more than 30 years in the business David Lee Garza y Los Musicales have generated hit after hit with a combination of easily danceable melodies and earthy roots music blend of Country, Tex-Mex and straight up Tejano.
David Lee’s unique accordion style music is readily recognized. For this reason it is not difficult to find David Lee collaborating with other Tejano music-recording Grammy Award-winning artists like: Little Joe y La Familia, Jimmy Gonzales, La Firma, Bobby Pulido, Joel Guzman, Joe Posada, or Americana favorite artists like Kevin Fowler or Cory Morrow, T Graham Brown, Johnny Rodriguez and Johnny Bush.
The group’s ascent in the industry has been rock steady with recognition coming from every corner of the Tex-Mex, Americana, and Tejano music world. This road-proven band has enjoyed increasing success on the grueling dance/Festival touring circuit for over the last couple of decades. Producing a string of hits including “Con El Tiempo”, “Hey David Who’s That Gringo”, and “Cuatro Caminos”, “Te Quiero Te Amo” has kept David Lee Garza y Los Musicales at the top of mind and Chart topper.
Their concentrated efforts of building the group with a handful of revolving vocalists has established David Lee Garza as a household name in the Tejano genre and has earned his favorite son status to Tejano music lovers across America. Each contributing lead singer directs DLG to refresh and rejuvenate his homegrown musical spirit for audiences of every age.
With over 30 recorded albums 2 major labels and now their own independent record label DLG Records as part of their legendary discography, Los Musicales are currently working on their next conquest to be released in early March 2015. David Lee along with his Manager started their own Record label JROD Records, so that they could venture out in recording other artists. Their first CD entitled David Lee Garza “Just Friends” is collaboration with 10 different vocalists, this CD WON 2013 Latin Grammy for Best Tejano Album.
The band has been the only Tejano group to have spun off several benchmark careers for some of the most talented and influential vocalists/artists in the industry today — Ramiro “Ram” Herrera, Emilio Navaira, Oscar G, Jay Perez, Marcos Orozco, Mark Ledesma and Ben Ozuna who left to create their own names among the Marquee signs while garnering their accolades. Now with his New Vocalist Cezar Martinez from Robstown Texas brings his youthful style to los Musicales and creates a young and new energetic sound.
Noting their popularity and longevity among a true Mexican American culture, Los Musicales have lived through the journey like that of many other entertainment giants. Blazing a trail from Hawaii to Florida; the Great Lakes to northern Mexico, David Lee Garza y Los Musicales have reinvented their sound and rejuvenated their spirit in a way only they know how.
Elida Reyna (aka “La Reina del Valle Mágico”) is a Grammy-winning American tejano singer from San Antonio, Texas. Though Reyna was born in San Antonio, she was raised in Mercedes, Texas. At home she was both saturated with and deeply influenced by the sounds of tejano and norteño groups including La Mafia, Grupo Mazz, and especially Laura Canales.
At the age of 20, she formed the band Elida y Avante (EYA) in the Rio Grande Valley. Quickly engendering a following for their high-energy and emotional performances, they opened shows for many top-tier performers including La Mafia, whose label, Voltage Entertainment, signed them to a record deal. Their debut album, Atrevete, was issued in 1994 and garnered a hit single in “Luna Llena.” The album eventually went gold, while the band won the Rising New Artist and Reyna won for Rising Female Vocalist at the Tejano Music Awards.
The band abruptly left Voltage right afterwards, signing with the independent Tejas Records for their (and the label’s) second release, Algo Entero in 1997, followed by EYA 1998, and scoring another gold record. Though the classic ranchera “Duele” appeared on EYA 1998, Reyna scored a major hit with it in 2000. She won Female Vocalist of the Year, Female Entertainer of the Year, and Song of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards for that calendar year and went on tour for much of the next two years. Reyna returned to recording with Muevete. In 2005, she, Shelly Lares, and Stefani Montiel formed the group Las 3 Divas and recorded a self-titled album, which spawned the hit “La Cumbia del Oeste.”
That same year her solo recording Luna Llena appeared, followed by No Eres Para Mi and Mis Raizes. In 2004 EYA commenced sessions for a new album and emerged with Magico, with its smash title single, in 2006. It was followed by an American tour and the studio album Domingo in 2008 on their new label home, Freddie Records. The band undertook an extensive period of touring internationally, playing everywhere from the States to Europe and Asia. A hits collection and a live record were issued in late 2008 and in 2009, respectively.
The release of the studio album Fantasia in 2010 proved to be a landmark for EYA. They won a Latin Grammy for Best Album of the Year; it was the first time a female-fronted act had won the award since Selena. The album Simplemente EYA was released in 2011, the same year she and the band were elected to the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame. It was followed by Contigo Descubri and another hits collection in 2012, with the Billboard-charting EYA Nation appearing in 2013. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi