Susan Torres y Conjunto Clemencia is a long-awaited project that pairs up two of Austin's most talented musicians: accordionist Susan Torres and the dynamic vocalist/percussionist Clemencia Zapata. With humble roots in the traditional conjunto sounds of South Texas polkas, rancheras, huapangos, cumbias and boleros, the music also contains new elements of jazz, vallenato, salsa, blues and more.

The group features musicians who have been active on the Texas music scene for the past two to three decades, performing and recording with many bands in the Lone Star State; including Conjunto Aztlan, Cerronato, Sazon, Conjunto Los Pinkys, The Gulf Coast Playboys, The Fabulous Polkasonics, Brian Marshall and the Tex-Slavic Playboys, Los Hermanos Cruz, Flaco Jimenez and many others.

Susan Torres y Conjunto Clemencia have been featured at The Tejano-Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 2012, The Narciso Martinez Conjunto Festival en San Benito, Texas, The Dia de Los Muertos Festival in Birmingham, Alabama, Austin Pachanga Fest and performs at dances, restaurants and functions around thier home in Austin, Texas.

BOOKING and CONTACT: CLEMENCIA ZAPATA 512-925-7225 or clemenciazapata@yahoo.com

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