Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Local Musicians Release Album

We can't be at Stubb's BBQ in Austin this Saturday but we wish Gringo Barrio the best of luck.  The band, which features 3 Laredo natives, will celebrate the release of their self-titled album this weekend.  

Gringo Barrio, the album, was recorded at Moonhouse Studio in Austin and comprises 11 original songs, each as unique in character as the story they tell. The album is a tribute to a unique place called Laredo. The album was conceived and materialized by three Laredo, Texas natives, Hank Sames, Mike Jackson and Richard "Sparky" Miller along with a diverse group of talented musicians based in Austin, Chip Dolan, Craig Calvert, and Joe and Boo Resnick.

The engaging lyrics and catchy tunes reminisce on the fun times of the South Texas of the 1960’s and 70’s. Hank Sames, lead vocalist and co-songwriter for Gringo Barrio explains: “We are creating a unique sound that reflects the mix of cultures as we saw it and grew up knowing. You will hear a lot of nostalgia of the life on the border, much of which is now gone”.
The Gringo Barrio debut album is now available in digital format on ITunes and CDbaby. For more information on Gringo Barrio, and to hear a few of the songs, visit

Information courtesy of Monica Bautista.

Check out the band's videos on YouTube.

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