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Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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  • Posted on Fri Nov 22, 2013

    Photos by David Dodd:  David Lee Garza with Johnny Ramirez (2008 Big Squeeze Champion) and Isaiah Tellez

  • Posted on Thu Apr 7, 2011

    David Lee Garza is a legendary GRAMMY Award winning accordionist of traditional Texas music.  Also following a family tradition, Garza’s musician father Tony first formed the band with his sons David Lee and Adam in 1968 as David Lee Garza y Su Conjunto, later adding son Richard on bass.  Their debut recording, under the same name, was released in 1972.  Their first recording as David Lee Garza y Los Musicales came in 1978.  They soon became a Gold- and Platinum-album-selling machine.  Further solidifying the band’s legacy as a cornerstone of Tejano music, the band’s succes