Accordionist and innovator in conjunto music who updated the audio of Tex-Mex. He was known by his nickname Un Conde or The Count number. He began acquiring accordion lessons when he was nine, purchasing one through the Sears catalogue for $9. He added electrical tools and amplifiers to boundary music, that was previously just acoustic music. He was created on a Tx ranch as you of 12 kids. He kept in mind his mom playing the harmonica on leading porch. He and B.B. Ruler had been both honored from the Country wide Endowment for the Arts.