2011 Austin Music Awards
Los Texas Wranglers-Best Country Band
Sonny Trujillo-Best Accordion
Julian Fernandez-Best Drums
2008 and 2010 Texas United Latino Artists "Conjunto of the Year"
2008 Tejano Magazine "Tejano Conjunto of the Year"
2006 Inducted to South Texas Conjunto Association's "Conjunto Hall of Fame"
Julian at Market Square in San Antonio Texas December 31, 1994 drummer for Rocky Hernandez y Milagro Band along with Country Star Johnny Rodriguez "New Year's Eve Party at Market Square"
For over 30 years these talented musicians have performed with the best in Tejano, Conjunto, Blues, Jazz, R&B, and Country bands. For the last 12 years these gentlemen have, and continue to be, very successful as members of Los Texas Wranglers. Being from Austin, Texas, where Country and Blues is king, you will hear Los Texas Wranglers perform these styles of music too.
This is a true Austin sound with focus on strong traditional conjunto.
Joyce Adams (San Antonio)-Singer
Rocio Valdes (Saltillo, Cuah. Mexico) Singer
Sonny Trujillo(Austin)-Accordionist and Vocals
Tim Torres(Austin) Alto Sax and Vocals
Amador Salazar(Austin/Edinburg)-Electric Bass Guitar and Lead Singer
Epifaño Sandoval Jr.(Austin) Bajo Sexto and Vocals
Julian L. Fernandez(Chicago/Austin)-Drums and Band Leader
Los Texas Wranglers perform all around the country.
Julian L. Fernandez 512/933-1485
2010 Tejano Music Awards
Nominated as Best New Female Artist
Ms. Joyce Adams
A genuine Texas treasure, truly San Antonio's best kept secret. Joyce has performed all around the world singing along with her acoustic guitar. She was 3 years in Japan performing her country girl Texas stlye Texas/Tejano music. On one paticular summer afternoon, Joyce was performing at Market Square in San Antonio as a solo act. Julian Fernandez of Los Texas Wranglers heard some singing outside of "Mi Tierra" restaurant so he got up from the table where all Los Texas Wranglers and wifes were having dinner. He followed the sound outside that's when he saw Joyce performing. Julian, stayed to listen to the entire set. Once Joyce was done performing. Julian, stayed to see what she was going to do. Julian was so impressed with her actions and demeaner she had about 40 people in line to meet and greet her. She signed autographs, tee shirts anything people wanted signed. She took pictures with everyone it was like Julian was watching a Patsy Cline movie. After Joyce finished she packed her guitar and was walking off the stage. Julian approached Joyce and complimented her on her performance, he went on to ask her questions like if she new what conjunto music was? Like a true San Antonian she said ohh heck yes Flaco Jimenez is one of my favorite accordionist. So, to make a long story short Joyce was asked to join Los Texas Wranglers. It's now been over 5 years in 2010 that Joyce is a trademark sign with Los Texas Wranglers.
Joyce is County, Joyce is Tejano and Conjunto but most important Joyce is Los Texas Wranglers
Sonny Trujillo our accordionist from Austin, Texas. With over 40 years of playing his accordions professionally. His first performance was when he was 6 years old at the Zavala Elementary School Auditorium in Austin, Texas. As a member of Los Texas Wranglers, Sonny has been inducted into the Tejano Music Museum in Austin, Texas, the Texas Music Museum and The South Texas Conjunto Association's "Puro Conjunto Hall of Fame." Sonny continues performing with great enthusiasm; he is a true Tejano legend.
Tim Torres vocalist and Alto Sax player. Austin, Texas-Tim is an Austin treasure, playing sax for over 50 years. Tim is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University music major. Tim is truly a pillar of the success of Los Texas Wranglers. Tim sings most of our classic boleros and has recorded the classic boleros in the past four cds. Tim has deep roots in the Tejano genre. Tim had his own orquesta in the 80s in which he also recorded then too. Tim was also part of the original members of the Nash Hernandez Orchestra in Austin. He was eighteen years old when he was asked to join the orquesta. Now as a member of Los Texas Wranglers he is was given the lifetime member rights of Los Texas Wranglers in other words the gigs is Tim’s until he decides to leave the music industry.
Tim is our rock and will never be asked to step-down that is our commitment to him.
Epifaño Sandoval Jr. Bajo Sexto/Vocals born in Austin, Texas. He and his family use to have one of Austin's well known band, Conjunto Sandoval this was a band of brothers. Now with Los Texas Wranglers Junior was right back in the middle of it once again. It's like as if he was a teenager once more. That ambition to play and perform you can see it and hear it "He in his zone" Great person, a great musician. Junior loves his music. We're glad he's with us and playing his beautiful sounding Bajo-Sexto
Amador Salazar Electric Bass Guitarist and lead vocalist. He has wooed people from Washington state to the Rio Grande Valley. Los Texas Wranglers have twice been nominated for Best Duo in a Conjunto. Amador started with Julian when Los Texas Wranglers first began almost 10 years ago. They have won "Conjunto of the Year" several times and been honored, inducted and moralized as members of Los Texas Wranglers. His reason for joining was "Whatever Julian creates often turns to gold"... one day soon Amador will be presented with a "Male Vocalist of the Year” award. In March 2010 Amador, Willie Nelson and Ray Benson were amongst the top 10 vocalist at the Austin Music Awards which is sponsored by the Austin Chronicle and SXSW.
Julian L. Fernandez
The heart of the band brings his many styles and techniques to his drumming and percussion. Watching Julian play the drums, moving all four limbs at the same time in different drum patterns, and watching his no effort-type movement is just magic. Julian starts each gig with a new pair of sticks because he often throws his sticks out to the audience and gives them to the youngsters who come watch him perform. Julian's leadership has always been "What can I do to make someone's day better" attitude. He brings out the best in all the musicians that surround him and expects only the best that they too can give to the audience. Also, FYI Julian L. Fernandez (Johnston Rams Band) All District Percussion 1 (3 years), All Region Percussion 1 (3 years), All Area Percussion 1 (3 years), UT Jazz band 2 years while at Johnston, AISD Orchestra and Latin Jazz Band 2 years. Thanks to Dr. Sherwin Allen of North Texas State University and Dr. Vincent R. DeNino and Ms Paula Crider University of Texas for their support and willingness to help out poor eastside boy. Goooo Raaammms!
Rocio has taken Tejano Conjunto to mainstream Mexico. Her singing has gain fans on both sides of the border. Tejanos adore her and Mexicans are proud of her. She is one if any that has tapped into the Tejano Conjunto scene. Her diverse styles of singing has wooed the Tejano, Norteño, Conjunto and Tropical music lovers. It is with great pleasure that Los Texas Wranglers present Ms Rocio Valdes to the Conjunto music lovers of the world
One of Austin's outstanding performers, she captivated the audience with her charismatic performace. She has a CD in which Los Texas Wranglers backed her up "Texas Treats." When she began to select the music for her album she knew she wanted a true Tejano/Conjunto ol'school type of music. She was thinking outside the box and ask me would it be inappropriate to sing some banda songs. I told it hasn't been done in Tex-Mex Conjunto style. With that being said she surprise me when she said I want to do Jenni Rivera songs. I said "wow, your putting youself way up there." All I can do is try..said Nikki. The album came out better than expected. Three years passed and Jenni Rivera was killed in an plane crash. Nikki and the band were shocked to hear the news. Now when Nikki does her shows she dedicates it to "La Gran Señora Jenni Rivera"
Ladies and Gentlemen
Los Texas Wranglers will undoubtedly please all your expectations as a "Classic Tejano Conjunto"
Texas Talent Music Association-Latin Pointe-Academy of Tejano Music30th Annual Tejano Music Awards July 2010
2008-Best Latin Traditional Band
2009-Best Latin Traditional Band
2010-Best Latin Traditional Band
2010 and 2011 Drummer of the Year-Julian Fernandez
2011 Best MI Accordion-Sonny Trujillo
2011 Best Country/Bluegrass Band
2012-Best Latin Traditional Band