Manuel Cowboy Donley to play house concert, Sunday Tardeadas

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Manuel Cowboy Donley performing at the 2014 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
Manuel  Cowboy  Donley performing at the 2014 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Manuel Cowboy Donley performing at the 2014 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert.
Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Trailblazing musician Manuel “Cowboy” Donley will give a special intimate performance for Lydia Street House Concerts on March 7 at 7 p.m.

In 2014, Donley received the National Endowment for the Arts’ lifetime achievement award for folk and traditional arts. He was among 13 master artists across the country to receive the honor. Donley, a Mexican-American singer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer, is often called the “Godfather of Tejano music” because he helped shape a new Tejano sound by incorporating rock and electric guitars into Mexican American music. He later helped elevate the trío romántico musical style.

Lydia Street House Concerts hosts singer/songwriters and Latin music shows at a decommissioned train depot. Space is limited to 40 people, so guests are encouraged to make reservations. Guest who reserve a spot are encouraged to bring a dish to share and offer a $10 donation for the artist.

You can now also catch Donley every first Sunday of the month at afternoon shows called Tardeadas at the Moose Lodge (2103 E M Franklin Ave.) starting at 4 p.m. For more details, visit Donley’s Facebook page.


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