Martín Echeverría (Los Hermanos Chavarría) Interview

Martín & Alphonso Echeverría Los Hermanos Chavarría
Martín & Alphonso Echeverría
Los Hermanos Chavarría
photo by Chris Strachwitz © Arhoolie Foundation


Along with Rocha & Martinez, Martin and Alphonso Echeverría, Los Hermanos Chavarría, as their name was always spelled on the record labels, were one of the pioneer duetos to record in San Antonio and their fierce rural, defiant, and unrestrained vocal style made them remarkably popular for over a decade.

LISTEN HERE: (10:28) Martín Echeverría

Interviewed by: Chris Strachwitz Date: 1977 Location: San Antonio, Texas Language: English with some Spanish.

This is an unedited interview originally recorded for research purposes. It is presented here in its raw state, unedited except to remove some irrelevant sections and blank spaces. All rights to the interview are reserved by the Arhoolie Foundation. Please do not use anything from this website without permission.

Echeverría Family
Echeverría Family at Matachin ceremony near Lytle, Texas in 1927. Caytan Echeverría (with violin), next to him: Martin; Alphonse (with tambura; and Anita (taller girl behind Alphonso.

To listen to our playlist of 84 songs by Los Hermanos Chavarría click on the video below or go to our YouTube Frontera Channel


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