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Sexto Sol plays with the old Chicano soul masters

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Arturo "Sauce" González, Sam Villela, and Ernie Garibay at the mural near the old Saluté.


Sauce González, 70, agrees.

“For us, it’s really humbling and re-energizing to play with these guys,” said González, who has recently been experiencing a series of health problems, and who will undergo heart surgery on April 1. “Last time we played together it was a full house, just like in the old times…”

“It’s such an organic combination,” said Sam Villela, Sexto Sol’s singer/keyboard player, and the leader of his own new band, simply called Villela (he had a day stage at last week’s Maverick Fest). “Yes, we have our own style, but we couldn’t do what we do if we hadn’t heard these guys.”

The San Anto Soul Revue is not only a special night for fans and the bands on the bill, but for a direct eyewitness to the impact the West Side Horns and the Garibay brothers had on the younger generation.

“I remember seeing [Goodman and Sexto Sol drummer Juan Ramos] listen very attentively to what the old masters were playing,” said Azeneth Domínguez, former owner of Saluté. “That’s why they play so well now. And to have the older musicians listen to them with the same respect must be the greatest honor. It was them who influenced Sexto Sol. That mutual admiration society is the most beautiful thing.”

Whenever you put Sexto Sol and the Chicano soul/blues masters together in a room, talking about Domínguez and Saluté is unavoidable.

“Saluté was a breeding ground for this musical expression, and Azeneth was a big factor,” said Goodman. “This show is for her too.”

Schedule

San Anto Soul Revue
9 pm // Ernie Garibay & Cats Don’t Sleep

10:30 pm // Sauce Gonzalez & the West Side Horns

Midnight // Sexto Sol

1:15 am // All-Star Jam

$10-$12
8pm Sat, March 30
Sam’s Burger Joint
330 E Grayson
(210) 223-2830
samsburgerjoint.com

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