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Tejano singer/accordionist Michael Salgado gained prominence in the mid-'90s by looking back to the norteño sound influenced by Ramon Ayala, and introduced the style to the younger generation. He organized his backing band -- brothers Ernie and James on guitar and drums, respectively, with bass player Joe Tanguma -- when he was just 19, and begin hitting the Latin music charts in 1995 with his single "Cruz de Madera." Salgado's 1996 album En Concierto introduced his most popular single extant, the Top 20 hit "Sin Ella." Mi Primer Amor followed in 1997.
Michael Salgado is a popular Tejano artist.
Tejano singer/accordionist Michael Salgado gained prominence in the mid-1990s by looking back to the 'norteño' sound influenced by Ramon Ayala, and by subsequently introducing the style to the younger generation. He positioned his backing musicians, brothers Ernie and James, to play guitar and drums respectively, with the bass player being Joe Tanguma — at the age of only 19. He began climbing the Latin American music charts in 1995 after releasing his single "Cruz de Madera". Salgado's 1996 album "En Concierto" introduced his most successful single, "Sin Ella", which reached the top 20 of the Latin American music charts. His album "Mi Primer Amor" was released in 1997