Rebecca Valadez is the first female vocalist to join Joe Lopez, Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz, She made it to the semifinals for female vocalists on Star Search in 2003. She sang with the house band on The Wayne Brady Show, she’s been on The Tonight Show, the ALMA awards with Sheila E, as well as Cristina. But the one gig she really really loved was singing backup to Janet Jackson on the Velvet Rope Tour. She’s got a new sound and a new single, “I’m Gonna Love You Forever.” We talk about all this and more with Rebecca Valadez on the AC Cruz Podcast.
Emilio and Diego Navaira, Jerry Fuentes, and Derrick James — these are The Last Bandoleros! Emilio and Diego chat with AC about how they’re dealing with the pandemic, their recent performance on Good Morning America and why it was so special, to unforgettable memories and never heard before stories of their dad, the late great Emilio Navaira! And of course new music. (did someone let the cat out of the bag) Will it be Tejano? You be the judge. All this and more on the Season 8 premiere of The AC Cruz Podcast.
The legal dispute over royalties has made headlines. You may not know the name but you know the voice. Mario Marichalar, the former lead vocalist and bajo player for Ramon Ayala y sus Bravos del Norte, goes Behind The Mic and shares his side of the story of the disagreement in an exclusive interview with the AC Cruz podcast.
She’s got spunk, attitude and not afraid to speak her mind, she’s Savannah Votion. We’re talking music, family the unfortunate passing of her mom and the ups and downs of the biz. Savannah V. a former American Idol contestant and 2019 Tejano Music Award winner for Video of the Year, she’s ready to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021 with gusto! Get ready to go Behind the Mic with Savannah Votion.
Mario Ortiz is one of the top producers in Tejano music. The award-winning hitmaker has been the music director for “The Voice” Jay Perez for more than 15 years and their latest album 25th Anniversary Contigo is nominated for Best Tejano Album at the Latin Grammy Awards on Nov. 19. Mario O shares his life experiences that led to his love of music and to where that love led him to where he is today. Go Behind The Mic with Mario O.
Just when things started looking up. Your group has taken off, more gigs, your airplay is hotter than ever…in comes this pandemic bringing everything to a screeching halt. That’s what happened to Magnifico Siete. Lead vocalist Leroy Camarillo sits down to chat with AC about the momentum coming to a standstill and how COVID-19 has hit close to home. We go Behind the Mic with Magnifico Siete.
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If you ask him, he’ll tell you he was born into the biz. His first professional band was when he was 9 years old. He’s been non-stop ever since This Grammy winner has gigged, recorded, arranged, produced for some of the other big Grammy winners Little Joe, Jimmy Gonzalez, David Lee and so many more. He’s chatting with AC about how it always wasn’t that easy, from the violent death of his father to the advice given to him from other artists, to his new CD “Para El Primo” all this and more, as we go Behind the Mic with Chente Barrera.
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This episode is like a virtual happy hour and today’s guest worked for NASA, goes down memory lane to a beach trip with AC (but somehow she still turned out okay). In fact, she’s more than okay…she has an HBO comedy special airing now…she’s the brilliant, talented and did I mention beautiful…it’s time to go Behind The Mic with AC Cruz and Shayla Rivera.
It’s the 2nd anniversary of the Cruz Control Podcast with AC Cruz Behind The Mic. For the first time ever we have a special guest host…It’s Stevie D! Reminiscing over some of his favorite episodes over the past two years. Sit back, relax and enjoy while Stevie D takes us back.