I know you’re all wondering how I came up with the name Rednexican. I’ll tell you.
About 10 years ago, I had an absolutely hilarious conversation with a friend about my love of country music and my Mexican heritage. I said, “Well, I’m a redneck who’s half Mexican, so I think I’ll call myself a rednexican,” and the rest is history!
It really defines who I am and what I love about music and life. The country western and Latino cultures have existed in this country for centuries, and I’m a part of both worlds.
This is because my dad has spoken Spanish in our household ever since I can remember, and because he inculcated me with a love of 50‘s music tinged with a heavy dose of Hank Williams for good measure.
My first real introduction to classic country was when I heard the Mac Davis show for the first time in the late 90’s on KZLA radio here in Los Angeles. I was hooked ever since, and I promised myself and the world that I’d do the best I could to keep the classic country sound alive and flavor it with a little taco seasoning, salsa, and guacamole.
We’ve all had that broken heart, suffered that close betrayal of a dear friend, or been super proud to live in America. When I sing my songs and do my shows, my heart is speaking to all of yours and saying..
“We’re human beings. We’re Americans, and by God, we love our shit kickin’ music!”