Roberto Rodriguez III

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Born in Houston, Texas, on April 30, 1984, Roberto Rodriguez III grew up in Houston's Second Ward, where he and his family still reside. Rodriguez's mother was born in Mexico, and his father was born in Houston. Growing up, Rodriguez attended Tejano shows with his parents. Leonel Pulido taught Rodriguez to play the conjunto and traditional waltzes, polkas, and schottisches of traditional música Tejana on accordion. Rodriguez performed with Los Skarnales and Nick Gaitan & Umbrella Man and currently plays with many bands, including Tremoloco (since 2011). Rodriguez still performs with Nick Gaitan and has founded the bands Los Pistoleros and Mas Pulpo, who blend Tex-Mex, conjunto, and punk.


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