The Historic Pearl kicks off the 2019 Canciones music series during the Month of Love! Join Carrie Rodriguez and Laboratorio along with special guest Eva Ybarra for a free concert in Pearl Park on Friday, February 22, from 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Canciones is a free concert series celebrating the sounds of South Texas at Pearl Park. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the Bottling Department.
Led by bilingual singer/songwriter/fiddle player Carrie Rodriguez, Laboratorio features a different guest with each performance. Rodriguez and the Laboratorio band explore and stretch the boundaries of what is considered to be Latin music in America today.
Carrie Rodriguez - vocals, violin, tenor guitar
Michael Ramos - vocals, keys, accordion
Roscoe Beck- bass
Alex Marrero - vocals, drums
David Pulkingham - vocals, guitars
San Antonio’s “Queen of the Accordian,” Eva Ybarra, will join Rodriguez and Laboratorio. Ybarra is one of a very few number of women accordionists in conjunto music, a genre of music originating at the Mexican/Texas border based on Mexican and Czech-German folk forms such as the polka, mazurka, schottische, waltz, and huapango.