Tuesday, February 21, 2017


By Juan Montoya
"Once there was a way to get back homeward..."
And once, way back when, when they used to be The Connectors and they used to play to an empty Amber Pub at the hotel where the Brownsville Public Library is today, their friends would encourage them to keep on playing.
Those were the days when Henry Lee would rock the joint with his Jimi Hendrix renditions and other bands would take on the current rock and roll hits.

If you were lucky to have been at Cobbleheads for Border Soul's CD release party on Sunday, you would have jammed to the latest incarnation of the Connectors now known as Border Soul.when they The principals are – as they have always been – Emilio Crixell on vocals, guitar and backup vocals, Albert Besteiro, also on guitar and backup vocals, Charlie Harrison, bass and vocals and Charlie Tamayo on drums, Even Joe and Rosa Perez (of Rumbo al Anacua) were there to sing "Prenda Una Vela" with the band. They all put on a great show and they sounded great. Not pictured is Joe Pino who accompanied the group on his congas.

Crixell posted this after the party: "Thank you everybody for coming out to our CD release party at Cobblehead's yesterday, the band and I had an awesome time and want you to know how much we appreciate your support! We re having a CD contest for those who filmed some of yesterdays festivities . Send in your vidoe(s) to our Facebook page and the top 2 will get a free CD. Once Again Thanks to all who came out and made this a most memorable event."

El Rrun-Rrun thanks Javier Garcia for contributing to this post.

Rock on.


Anonymous said...

Never heard of these Bums!

Anonymous said...

Who are these old farts?

Anonymous said...

I hope I win that CD. I need a new one to hang on my rear view mirror.

Anonymous said...

Caught A.B at Guero's a couple of times in Austin on South Congress, always puts on a good show.
Hope they don't get so popular that no-one goes to see them anymore. (Yogi makes me do that).