Frontejas (1995)

Frontejas was the first of two special projects (after Culture Swing) on Rounder, in a pleasant twist in music biz where Warner Bros. and Rounder worked cooperatively to allow us to do the projects. With this record I was able to pay tribute to Dr. Americo Paredes, UT Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, a seminal voice in the academic study of Mexican-Americanism who inspired the first wave of Chicano Studies programs (see my liner notes introducing the record). I was also able to showcase the many dimensions of The Border, including that part of the culture especially particular to my own experience.