Flaco Jiménez

The legendary San Antonio native took the traditional approach to Conjunto, Norteño and Tejano accordion playing and shot it straight into the stratosphere, winning five GRAMMY Awards, co-founding The Texas Tornadoes alongside Augie Meyers and the late Freddy Fender, and in 2012 was made NEA National Heritage Fellow.”What B.B. King is to the blues, or George Jones is to traditional country, Grammy-winning accordionist Flaco Jiménez is to the world of Tex-Mexconjunto,” says music critic Ramino Burr in The Billboard Guide to Tejano and Mexican Music.

Year2014LocationSan Antonio, Texas