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We interviewed Austin Conjunto legend Chencho Flores back in August 2017. At the time, Chencho was 88 years old and had just started his own conjunto earlier that year after a long tenure with Conjunto Los Pinkys.
This in-depth interview, which we believe to be the only recorded interview with the very shy and humble Mr. Flores, covers his life, his musical beginnings in the 1940s, the changes he's seen in Austin during his lifetime, his time in bands with Ben Garza and his brother Frank Flores, how he joined Los Pinkys, and finally his own band.
Chencho Flores passed away due to complications of Covid-19 a few days ago, at the age of 91. We hope you enjoy this rare look at an Austin music legend in his own words.