Monday, July 22, 2024

Johnny Degollado, the Austin Accordionista

photo by Bob Zink Story originally published in the Austin American Statesman in 2002. It is 1954, and 19-year-old accordionist Johnny Degollado, “El Montopolis Kid,” is on the road with a conjunto group that plays the migrant worker circuit, hitting the Texas towns where the populations double during picking season. At a quick-stop grocery in […]