From San Diego, California to Brownsville, Texas lies an area known as La Frontera. 1500 miles long, the region covered by this area separates Mexico from the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Consisting of mountainous and barren desert, it is also one of the musically richest frontiers in North America. Since 1900, the Mexican-American music tradition has grown – including everything from duos and trios to full orchestras and singers. The music that grew up around the Texas part of La Frontera, on either side of the Rio Grande River, became known as Norteno or Conjunto music. For this hour, we are going to listen to some of the extraordinary and beautiful music from this region. This presentation includes rare photographs of early Tex-Mex recording artists as well as original music from Cary's own collection of vintage 78 rpm discs.