San Antonio-based group Hacienda is a family band, comprised of brothers Abraham, Jaime, and Rene Villanueva and their cousin Dante Schwebel. The Tex-Mex rockers had just started the band and recorded their first demo when they had an encounter that would change the course of their musical career.
In 2005 they met Dan Auerbach, frontman of the Black Keys, at a show and, after listening to their demo, Auerbach took the band under his wing. They backed up Auerbach shortly thereafter, touring as his backing band in support of his solo album, Keep it Hid, along with My Morning Jacket’s Patrick Hallahan. The band then went on to record their debut album, Loud in the Night, at Auerbach’s studio in Akron, Ohio and Auerbach produced the band’s second album, Big Red and Barbacoa. For their latest release, Shakedown, the band once again teamed up with Auerbach. The band is continuing to gain recognition through their energetic live shows, opening for bands such as Dr. Dog, My Morning Jacket, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, and, of course The Black Keys.
Hear them play live, including tracks from their new CD in this performance on World Cafe.
Hacienda On World Cafe
Known for energetic shows, the Tex-Mex band recorded its new album, Shakedown,
with Dan Auerbach.
Recent Release: Shakedown
Release Date: June 19, 2012
Label: 12TH STREET RECORDS
Band Origin: San Antonio