Ramon Ayala (correct spelling = Ramón Ayala) is an accordion player and singer of norteño music from Nuevo León, Mexico (born 8 December 1945). The King Of The Accordion and 4 time Grammy winner, featured in 13 movies, and has recorded 105 albums. Accordion models named after him are available on the market. Ayala has defined most of early and modern Norteño and Tejano music with his distinctive accordion style and lyrics. Though he added electric guitars and drums to his music, it retains a traditional northern ranchera style. He does a lot of his songwriting, musical arrangements, movie and television rehearsals at his famous ranch "Rinconcito en el Cielo" in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He is known for his great generosity and annual Christmas party for children at his main residense near his ranch home. He is the founder of "Los Relampagos del Norte" and "Ramon Ayala y sus Bravos del Norte," and has recorded many Gold and Platinum albums.
In the twin worlds of tejano and norteno music, Ramon Ayala is a living legend, a man of immense talent and fortitude who has released more than 100 albums to date. Born in Monterrey Mexico, Ayala got his start in the clubs of the Tex-Mex border region. For many years, he performed with famed bajo sexto maestro, Cornelio Reyna, and the two formed the band Los Relampagos del Norte. Ayala and Reyna diverged in the early 1970s, each pursuing successful solo careers. Ayala went on to form the band Los Bravos del Norte --- with whom he currently tours.
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