Rey Arteaga - Austin - TX
Also as Son y No Son
San Antonio-born solo-artist, frontman-vocalist, conguero and bongocero Rey Arteaga, a favorite performer in the local Austin music scene, has co-founded or played in some of the best Latin bands in Austin (Son y No Son, La Tribu, Son Yuma, Centzontle, Melecumbe, Sarah Fox and Joel Guzman, Sangre de Chango, Ta Mère, & Charanga Cakewalk), and has, for thirty years, performed classic repertoire of Cuban son, Colombian cumbia and Mexican bolero and ranchera, renditions of which have ranged from the traditional, to eclectic and innovative.
Some of the musicians with whom Rey Arteaga collaborates and currently performs include Russell Scanlon on lead guitar (Susanna Sharpe and Samba Police, Tamasha Africana, The Crying Monkeys), Benjamin Irom & Daniel Wyman on piano, Carmelo Torres (La Tribu, Timberos del Norte), José Galeano (Galeano Band, Grupo Fantasma) and Daniel Mendoza on timbales, bongó, and percussion, Ben Bradshaw & Martín Santiago on bass guitar, Glenn Rexach on guitar & bass (Glenn Rexach Group, Ta Mère, La Tribu), Gordie Johnson on bass (Sit Down, Servant!!, Grady, Big Sugar), Janie Cowan on upright bass, Oliver Steck on cornet & trumpet, Derrick Becker on trumpet, Raúl Vallejo & Ricardo Vega on trombone.
Rey has also performed and recorded with Austin-based David Bowie tribute band Super Creeps, 35MM, Gov't Mule, Tiburon, Big Band Tejano, The Brew, Los Satelites del Ritmo, Big Sugar, Sit Down, Servant!!, and many others.
And we’re back with more Latin beats for you on Friday night, May 21, after more than a year since the full group last played a show together! We are glad to be partnering with Esquina Tango Austin and Veracruz All Natural to bring you a night of Cuban son, ‘¡Un Reventón de Son!’, an outdoor pop-up show at Veracruz’s East Austin location, 2505 Webberville Road. Tickets available starting tomorrow May 6 at esquinatango.org. Featuring @reyintexas Rey Arteaga on vocals and congas, Russell Scanlon on guitar, Jose Galeano on timbales, Ben Bradshaw on bass, Benjamin Irom on piano, Scott McIntosh on saxophone, and El Tiburon Felipe Borrero on trumpet. ¡Camina! #atx #austinlivemusic #texasmusic #reyarteaga #soncubano #salsa #salsadancing