Shelly Lares is back, but not for long. It seems “Little Miss Dynamite” is retiring. After 40 years of cranking out the hits, sold out shows across the country, it’s time to call it quits. She is looking forward to a new chapter in her life, new beginnings, new challenges. Until she makes that jump she’s leaving us with some great music, featuring guest vocalists and musicians. Who joins the “Queen of Collabs” on her latest LMD82? It’s Shelly Lares on the season finale of the AC Cruz Podcast.
Brooke T is the newest singing sensation fresh out of New Braunfels, Texas. This vibrant young lady, whose specialty is Mariachi music, has collaborated with the award-winning team of Q productions for her debut album Clásico. Get ready to go Behind the Mic with Brooke T. on another edition of The AC Cruz Podcast.
It’s been a while but he’s back. It’s Lucky Joe. We’re finding out where he’s been for the past couple of years. What’s up with the new music, “old school with a new school twist,” 13 songs given to is record label Freddie Records as a tribute to “La Musica Nortena” and a special tribute to Jose Luis Ayala. What’s up in his personal life including his divorce and how he quit smoking, it wasn’t easy. This and so much more on the AC Cruz Podcast as we go Behind the Mic with Lucky Joe.
On the next AC Cruz Podcast, it’s Gabe Rivera, former morning show disc jockey to lead vocalist for Grupo FAMA, and now the front man and lead vocalist for Texas Latino, who are set to release a new album along with a mariachi album. On the next AC Cruz Podcast behind the mic with Gabe Rivera.
He’s a four-time Grammy Award-winner with 15 Grammy nominations, TTMA’s “Percussionist of the Year,” Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Hall of Famer, the list goes on and on. He’s played and recorded with some of the biggest names in the biz. Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo MAZZ, Ruben Ramos, Kumbia Kings, Bobby Pulido, Elida Reyna, Shelley Lares, Stefani Montiel, not to mention Ricky Martin, Los Tigres del Norte, and the legendary “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin. It’s AJ Rock Flores on this episode of The AC Cruz Podcast Behind the Mic…
Long-time songwriter Lorenzo Lopez, once road manager for his brother’s band, Joe Lopez, Jimmy Gonzalez y El Grupo Mazz, from 1978 to 1997. Now Lorenzo is entering this new chapter in his life, he’s busy recording and publishing his original songs. Being produced by one of the all-time greats Brando Mireles…it’s Lorenzo Lopez on The AC Cruz Podcast.
Tommy Gonzalez is a saxophonist, percussionist, and little brother to the late iconic Jimmy Gonzalez (and he’s proud to admit it!!!) In this episode, you’ll hear the enduring love of a brother, friend, and bandmate. Before he was a member of Grupo Mazz he was a “weekend warrior” playing locally with groups like The Carousels, Grupo Fuego, just to name a few. That’s when his big brother Jimmy Gonzalez came calling…chatting about his time with Joe, Jimmy y Grupo Mazz, it’s Tommy Gonzalez on the AC Cruz Podcast. (Behind The Mic…)
Marcus Daniels is an up-and-coming Tejano artist from Waco, Texas, that was influenced and touched by Tejano culture as an early teen. He is also home to Temple and the Austin area. At first glance, some within the Tejano industry compare him to Tejano legend “El Charro Negro” Mr. Bobby Butler, Dee Burleson, or even country artist Darius Rucker. Some say he’ll bring a refreshing twist to the genre because of his wide-ranging influences from artists such as Prince to Dwight Yoakam. Find out more on this episode of The AC Cruz Podcast with Marcus Daniels.
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.