tejas at allen public library
Dave Perez’s sizzling accordion skills never fail to bring an audience to their feet.

Brewed in Texas for the whole world to savor, Tejas Brothers will perk up anyone with their electrifying concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 22 at the Allen Public Library. Tejas Brothers’ music is shots of honky-tonk country and roots-rockin’ blues, with a splash of Tex-Mex!

Tejas Brothers have a passion for music. Formed in the fall of 2006, this group first took to the stage at the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. While a myriad of music genres flourish in the Lone Star State, there’s something inherently Texan in this band’s Latin-flavored music that is uniquely crafted with classic styles.

The group’s debut CD, Tejas Brothers, was recognized as the 7th most played album for 2009 by the Americana Music Association. With the release of their 2nd album, Rich Man, Kelly Dearmore of the Dallas Observer said, “The quartet is once again proving itself one of the best bands in the state.”

The group released their third CD, Live a Little More, in April of 2013. Featuring guest appearances from Larry Joe Taylor, Augie Meyers and Deryl Dodd, the album was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer and Lubbock native Lloyd Maines.

Their latest album, Live and Loose, was recorded at Tommy Alverson’s Family Gathering and released in October of 2014. Roothog Radio says, “If this music doesn’t put a wiggle in your walk, you’d better get your hearing tested.”

The band includes co-founder, lead vocalist and songwriter Dave Perez, whose sizzling accordion skills never fail to bring the audience to their feet; James Shelton, pedal steel and vocals; Derek Groves on guitar/vocals; John Garza on bass/vocals; and Tim Crispin on drums.

Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, the program is FREE.

The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214.4509.4911 for more information.