1. Ramon Ayala
I get a lot of requests asking when Mexican accordionist Ramon Ayala will be performing; this one's for all of you.
- Jan. 1: Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
2. Marc Anthony
Proud new papa of twins Marc Anthony will be appearing at the MGM Grand in January; you can also catch him at Madison Square Garden for Valentine's Day.
- Jan. 24: Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand at Foxwoods
3. Grupo Fantasma
Here's a good act from Austin, Texas. Grupo Fantasma is a large band that mixes Latin rhythm with an original funky style.
- Jan. 8: Cambridge, MA - Middle East
- Jan. 23: Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
- Jan. 10: New York, NY - Hiro Ballroom (Mondo Music Festival)
4. Ram Herrera
For those of you that follow Tejano music, Ram Herrera is a name you're surely familiar with. Herrera was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in 2007 for Ram Herrera and The Outlaw Band 2007 .
- Jan. 10: Houston, TX - Meridian
5. Jenni Rivera
Banda princess Jenni Rivera will be performing for her many fans in California.
- Jan. 15: Highland, CA - San Manuel
6. Alejandro Escovedo
One of the best things about Latin music in 2008 was Latin rock and Alejandro Escovedo has been having a good run performing Texas-tinged rock to an appreciative public.
- Jan. 17: Orlando, FL - The Social
- Jan. 18: Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Mexico's seems to produce some of the best rock bands in the world, and Molotov is way up on the list. Musically their sound is rock / hip hop; thematically you never know what they're going to say next. Their lyrics are funny, witty, daring, irreverent and always entertaining.
- Jan. 18: Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
- Jan. 24: Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
- Jan. 25: Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
- Jan. 26: San Diego, CA - House of Blues
- Jan. 27: Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues