(article) Ruben Paul Moreno

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Ruben Paul Moreno
Houston, Texas

Ruben Paul Moreno was a finalist in the 2010 edition of The Big Squeeze contest. Moreno hails from a musical family and grew up in Houston's Fifth Ward. In his childhood, he attended shows at Houston's Miller Outdoor Theater and other venues across the city. He began performing professionally at the age of 13.
In late 2007, he received a phone call from C.J. Chenier with an offer to tour and travel across the country. He performs around the state and country in both zydeco and cajun traditions with his own group, the Zydeco Re-Evolution as well as artists such as Andre Thierry, with whom he performed extensively along the East Coast in 2009. He was honored as "A Rising Young Star" at the 2012 Zydeco Music Awards in Lafayette, Louisiana. Also at the 2012 ZMA, his group, Zydeco Re-Evolution, was honored as "Best New Band". He draws musical influences from late Zydeco squeezebox legends Boozoo Chavis and Clifton Chenier. Moreno is a skilled rubboard player as well. Website

Most Notable Performances

June 7, 2014                               Big Squeeze/Accordion Kings & Queens-Miller Theatre (rubboard)

February 24, 2013                     Big Squeeze-The Big Easy

April 28, 2012                             Big Squeeze Semi-Finals-Bob Bullock Museum

2012                                            TCA Conference-Austin

June 5, 2010                               Accordion Kings and Queens-Miller Outdoor Theatre (Finalist)

May 1, 2010                                Big Squeeze Semi-Finals-Bob Bullock Museum (Finalist)