Red Wine was established in 1982 with the vision to entertain a multitude of cultures. This passion has allowed Red Wine to bring people together and celebrate their musical talents. Red Wine prides themselves on their ability to play a variety of styles including R&B, Tejano, Funk, Country and Oldies.
Red Wine first grew their fan base by performing at fiestas for local churches. The success of their unique sound and growing popularity inspired Red Wine to record their first album “Copa De Vino”. A couple of years later “Sabor de Albuquerque” was released. Red Wine’s second album had two songs that rose in the local charts, Frijolitos Pintos and Puno de Tierra.
Copa De Vino and Sabor De Albuquerque allowed Red Wine to advance their music in to other states such as Utah, Colorado, Texas, and Arizona. In 1992 Red Wine won a battle of the bands and was invited to San Antonio, TX to perform for the Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair, this accomplishment opened up doors for numerous artist from New Mexico. Red Wine has had the privilege to open up for such acts as Little Joe y La Familia at tingly coliseum, the late Selena in Pueblo, CO. The Turtles at Haynes park in Rio Rancho, Paul Revere and the Raiders for New Year’s show at Isleta Resort and Casino, the Tejano Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In 1994 La La & the Hubcaps was created by Red Wine Band to celebrate oldies music. Red Wine was approached by the City of Albuquerque to perform a full dressed oldies show for “Arts in the Parks”. The oldies show included a wide range of music from the Temptations, Patti LaBelle, Donna Summers, Wilson Picket, Richie Valens, and Elvis. In 1998 Red Wine added its second generation of musicians. The addition of these musicians enabled Red Wine to further their originality with their unique artistry.
In 2011 Red Wine released its latest Album “No Wine Before Its Time”. Red Wine had the privilege of working with 13 time Grammy Award winner Gilbert Velasquez. Gilbert’s expertise and knowledge has encouraged Red Wine to achieve greater goals.
Red Wine consists of 11 members. Original Members: The Leader-Lorenzo “Lencho” Ramirez (Piano/Vocals), Gabe C’De Baca (Alto Sax/vocals),Dave Anaya (Trumpet), Robbie Jude (Base/Vocals). Second Generation: Andrew “Hurricane” Ramirez (Vocals), Robbie Stephens (Trombone), Ralph Gallegos (Guitar/ Accordion),Henry (Trumpet),Mark Esquibel (Drums/Vocals).
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