Tejano

Muchacho Sanchez: “First Mind”

Thanks to a nationwide renaissance, Chicano Soul’s been getting a lot of recent praise for its bridging of Mexican and American, of Spanish and English, in a way that blurs national and ethnic boundaries. And if we’re talking about musical movements in the same ilk, right down to its name, Tejano has to be be towards the top of that list.Of course, to authentically contribute to that sound, an artist has to have substantial experience on both sides of the border. Which brings us to Muchacho Sanchez. Sanchez split his early days between the L.A. metro and the majestic ranchos of Durango before spending a chunk of his twenties traveling across the country, soaking up every inspiring sight and unique sound in the process. Well, even though Sanchez settled down in Austin back in 2012, that nomadic drive is still alive and well in Muchacho’s music, as heard and seen in the backdrop of a trĂ­o of YouTube demos.This morning we received the debut studio single from Muchacho Sanchez, one that proves this young troubadour’s already shaping up to be a rad hombre. Recorded and produced by Charley Crockett/Sentimental Family Band collaborator Billy Horton, “First Mind” is a passionate primer paso empowered by Sanchez’ pure soul and road-wise experience. So if you’re craving some quality Tex-Mex but only have time for a quick two-step, turns Muchacho’s volume up to the max and let loose, because “First Mind” absolutely hits the spot in three minutes flat.

Texas Standard: July 7, 2021

There is an agenda! The long awaited list of priorities from Texas Governor Greg Abbott for the special session is out. From local news, to state wide news to national news to international news, today we cover all.In International news – Afghanistan and the wisdom of a former presidential national security advisor. In national news – a medical tool that will sure catch your attention and give you something to talk about. Somewhere between national and state – a work around…Texas’ reluctance to expand medicaid? We’ll tell you more. And we’ll stop by San Antonio, Dallas and other corners of the state. All of that and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: December 15, 2020

As hope arrives in Texas in the form of a vaccine, fears loom for thousands of Texans who don’t see how they’ll pay their rent next month. The story on today’s Texas Standard. The expiration of a federal moratorium on evictions leaves many Texas renters worried about where they’ll go come January…we’ll explore. Also, the latest on COVID vaccine distribution and why some health care workers fear they could get left behind. And more COVID-19 questions from listeners.
The anniversary of the 13th amendment- cause for celebration? Commentator Peniel Joseph on a tragic history- and where we find ourselves now. Those stories and much more.

Texas Standard: November 23, 2020

Cars line up for miles outside food banks in our big cities. On this Thanksgiving week, the state of food insecurity in the state of Texas. As many Texans prepare for a big Thanksgiving dinner, others struggle with the choice of whether to leave the lights on or put food on the table. We’ll explore. Meanwhile health officials worry that holiday gatherings could become super spreader events. We’ll hear about the push for safety precautions to combat COVID-19 as case numbers rise statewide. Plus as national media focuses on the Latino vote, the case that the Tejano vote could be a better indicator. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: March 11, 2019

Political lightning round: capitalist or socialist? High profile Democrats get a grilling in an unlikely venue as SXSW gets political. Democratic luminaries shining bright this weekend at what many think of as a music and film festival. We’ll hear who was making news and what it means for election season 2020. Also, an infectious disease specialist says San Francisco is beating HIV, why not Houston or other southern cities? Plus the $7,000 film: director Robert Rodriguez gets back to his DIY roots with a scrappy new release about a budding filmmaker. All of those stories and then some today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: January 11, 2019

Day 21 of a government shutdown. The end in sight? Short answer, no. But a freshman congressman from Texas remains optimistic. We’ll hear why. Also, you wanna build that wall Mr.Trump? Texas will get ‘er done. That appeared to be the message from Lt. Gov Dan Patrick when the president visited south Texas yesterday. Was that a serious suggestion? If so who pays for that and with what exactly? We’ll take a closer look. And a new space race of sorts: now its quantum computing. Plus the week in Texas politics and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 12, 2018

Turkey says it has tapes of the murder and torture of a Washington Post columnsit at the hands of the Saudis. How should the U.S. respond? The disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is creating geopolitical ripples, as Turkey works with U.S. officials over the Khashoggi affair, and this morning, orders the release of a U.S. pastor detained there. Also, counting casulaties in the wake of Hurricane Michael: after Hurricanes Harvey and Maria, why the numbers don’t seem to add up. Plus, the week in politics with the Texas Tribune and much more. No matter where you are, it’s Texas Standard time.

Texas Standard: March 30, 2016

Top 10 and you’re in: its supposed to promote diversity in the state’s colleges and universities. How well is that working? We’ll find out. Also justice Scalia dies in west Texas and no hearings are in sight on a replacement. A top Texas constitutional scholar says it doesn’t have to be that way. An idea to break the nomination stalemate. Are you getting the best bang for you buck when it comes to electricity? The place many Texans turn for answers may be rigged. Russia and Iran get low marks for locking up citizens…does Texas score even worse? All that and more on todays Texas Standard: