Little Joe y La Familia
October 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Little Joe y La Familia is one of the most popular Tex-Mex bands. Described as the “King of the Brown Sound,” he has helped pioneer Tejano music, a mix of traditional Norteno, country, blues and rock styles. In his earlier years, Little Joe found influences in the music of Beta Villa, the originator of orquesta Tejana that generally features trumpets and saxophones. As a recipient of the Texas NARAS Governors Award and Texas State Artist of the Year, he continues to entertain audiences around the world for over 65 years with 70 albums and countless shows. Through his music which features the struggle of the less fortunate, he supports the United Farm Workers, Farm Aid and Diabetes Educational Campaign Project. His song “Las Nubes” was adopted by the United Farm Workers as their official marching song.
Little Joe has received 11 GRAMMY nominations and won five GRAMMYs including Best Mexican-American album, Diez y Seis de Septiembre, Best Tejano album, Chicanisimo, Best Tejano album, Before The Next Teardrop Falls, Best Tejano album and a Latin Grammy for the album, Recuerdos.
Along with his contributions in music, Joe’s biographical book has won five major awards in The International Latino Book Awards, considered the largest Latino cultural awards in the United States.