Friday, 23 October 2009 12:35

Lalo Rodriguez: salsa legenda stops in SA

One of the biggest names in salsa, Lalo Rodriguez, is coming to town. Yes, this is THAT Lalo Rodriiguez. The world famous singer known for singing with Eddie Palmieri, Machito and Olivencia, is on a national tour that includes a stop at

San Antonio's Old San Juan on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Tickets are $25. DJ Papote will be spinning merengue, salsa, bachata reggaeton and more. The Old San Juan Restaurant/Discotex is located at 4429 Walzem at Austin Highway. (210) 599-9990.

From Wikipedia:

Lalo Rodríguez (real first name Ubaldo), born in 1958 in Carolina, Puerto Rico is a salsa singer and musician. In 1973, at only 16 years of age, he was the featured vocalist on Eddie Palmieri's Grammy-winning album "Sun Of The Latin Music."

A year later he sang on "Unfinished Masterpiece", also with Palmieri, who gave him his new first name. Rodríguez also worked with Machito and Tommy Olivencia's group. In 1980, he "went solo." Lalo has been compared to other famous salseros like Eddie Santiago, José Alberto, and Frankie Ruiz.

Rodriguez is known for a charismatic stage presence and he often interacts with his audience in the tradition of the great Cheo Feliciano. Rodriquez has released a CD featuring his original songs.