Iconic Grammy Award-winning Norteño music star Ramon Ayala returns to the E Center May 27 for another incredible concert! Ramon Ayala has defined Norteño music with signature songs and definitive instrumental styling that have made him a superstar on both sides of the El Rio Grande. The virtuoso accordionist/vocalist/songwriter has entertained audiences for over 40 years. As a teenager in the early sixties, Ramon virtually invented modern conjunto music, teaming up with the late bajo sexto guitarist / vocalist Cornelio Reyna to form Los Relampagos del Norte. For the next eight years, Los Relampagos del Norte tore up the music charts by revolutionizing and re-inventing norteño music, a genre that was then considered exclusively cantina music. Ramon and Cornelio livened the music and lyrics in order to reach and appeal to more people. The talented duo recorded a total of 20 albums leaving behind many classics such as "El disgusto", "Devolucion", "Mi Tesoro", "Tengo miedo", and many others. After Cornelio Reyna left to pursue his own ranchero career in 1971, Ramon Ayala set out to prove that he could make it on his own and formed the legendary band, Ramon Ayala y sus Bravos del Norte in late 1971. One of the most memorable iconic super stars today, Ramon Ayala's influence on modern music cannot be overstated, as most norteño groups today use their style as their musical foundation to perform their songs.