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Flaco Jiménez (born March 11, 1939) is a Tejano music legend from San Antonio, Texas. Jiménez's father, Santiago Jimenez Sr. was a pioneer of conjunto music. He plays the accordion. By the time he was seven years old, Flaco was performing with his father. He began recording at fifteen, as a member of Los Caporales. He played in the San Antonio area for several years, and then began working with Douglas Sahm in the…

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  • A big shout-out to the Jiménez family, amazing accordionists.
  • Flaco's the Keith Richards of the accordion! El rey de Tejas!!!
  • Flaco once showed up at a show with a super-sized styrofoam Whataburger cup filled with Miller Light. Once we started buying the rounds (in bottles) they had to pull him away from the table when it was time to play. I love this guy!!
  • Not a single shout? Unbelievable. The accordion gets no respect.

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