Flaco Jimenez being honored in Nashville

| July 8, 2014 | Reply
Flaco Jiménez

Flaco Jiménez

The Americana Music Association is honoring Flaco Jiménez with the Lifetime Achievement Award as an Instrumentalist.

The most accomplished and in-demand conjunto tejano accordion player of all time, San Antonio born musician Flaco Jiménez has collaborated with dozens of legends, spreading one of the world’s great musical genres into unexpected places. His father, Santiago Jiménez, was a major conjunto pioneer, and his brother, Santiago Jiménez Jr., is also an accomplished, traditional accordionist who has recorded extensively. But Flaco quickly found a crossover path, mixing his music with many styles outside the Tejano mainstream and worked with country rocker Doug Sahm and then Ry Cooder, Dr. John, Bob Dylan, and The Rolling Stones. It’s his joyful accordion lines you hear lending vigor to “Streets of Bakersfield” by Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens. He’s won several Grammy

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

Awards, including one with super-group Los Super Seven.

Jiménez helped foster a more inclusive and diverse path for Americana music.

The awards ceremony will take place on Sept. 17, the first day of this year’s Americana Music Festival & Conference. The full event runs from Sept.17-21. Others being recognized are Jackson Brown, Loretta Lynn, and Taj Mahal.

For more information, go to the Website AmericanaMusic.org


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