Saturday AT 7 PM – 9 PM
RAMÓN AYALA Y SUS BRAVOS DEL NORTE
Gallo Center for The Arts, 1001 Main Street, Modesto.
“El Rey del Acordeon”—The Accordion King—is returning to the Gallo Center for the fifth time, a record he shares with very few artists.
And of course he should be coming back! Ramón Ayala always sells out, always delivers a rousing good time, always gives his diehard fans the experience they crave! Since 1971, Ramón Ayala y Sus Bravos Del Norte has virtually defined much of modern norteño music with his distinctive accordion playing and lyrics, winning a lot of Grammy Awards along the way.
He’s an icon, pure and simple. Tickets from $49. Sponsored by Don Francisco and McDonald’s/Graspointner Family.
Ramon Ayala is an Mexican accordionist and songwriter.
Ayala has defined much of modern norteño music with his distinctive accordion playing and lyrics. Though he added electric guitars and drums to his music, it retains a traditional northern ranchera style.
In 1971, however, Cornelio Reyna decided to leave Los Relampagos del Norte and to switch to the mariachi genre. At the time, many music experts felt that Ramón Ayala’s short career was doomed since Cornelio Reyna was the voice of Los Relampagos Del Norte and he was just the accordion player.
Surprisingly enough, Cornelio Reyna’s mariachi career was only mediocre at best. He had been much more popular with Los Relampagos Del Norte than he had been as a new solo mariachi singer. Another version is that at this time Ramón Ayala stole Cornelio Reyna’s wife and that is what led to the bands breaking up.