Lara & Reyes

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Lara & Reyes
OriginSan Antonio, Texas, United States
GenresNew Flamenco, Latin, Jazz, Instrumental, World
Years active1992 (1992)–2006 (2006)
LabelsTalking Taco Records, Higher Octave Music, Fusion Acustica Music
  • Sergio Lara
  • Joe Reyes

Lara & Reyes is an instrumental group founded by Sergio Lara and Joe Reyes in 1989. It performed flamenco-influenced Latin guitar instrumental pieces. His first album Two Guitars - One Passion released in 1992 under Talking Taco Records Record Label, the album was available only at the duo's concerts and in a limited number of record stores around their home of San Antonio, Texas, later the album was released in 1996 under Higher Octave Music Record Label. By the time Two Guitars - One Passion was released in San Antonio, both Joe Reyes and Sergio Lara were receiving top honors in the San Antonio News's annual media awards. Both have won the acoustic guitar category, for instance, and Sergio's mandolin playing won him a first place award in the miscellaneous instrument category. The two have won the San Antonio Current award as "Best Latin Band" for two years running.

During their time period, they released seven albums and earned a Latin Grammy Award nomination in 2001 for "Best Instrumental Pop Album" for their 6th album World Jazz.

Their last album Lara & Reyes was released in September 6, 2006, under Fusion Acustica Music Record Label and won "Best Latin Album" on the 2007 Indie Acoustic Project Awards.


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