Texas Funk was founded in 2005 in Modesto, California. Third and fourth generation musicians of the Familia Gloria, the groups musical roots go back to the family’s musical group of the 1970’s, “Grupo Gusto.” Grupo Gusto passed on their musical talents and love of the tejano/conjunto sound to the younger generation of their familia. Those children fused the unique, funky sound they inherited from their parents, with their own style and talent and turned that into the sound of Texas Funk!
The members of Texas Funk understand the importance of giving back to their community and to those families in need, and they do so by donating their time and musical talents to non-profit organizations such as Toys for Tots, Camping for Twin Rivers School, a newly organized fund raiser for children with parents who have been affected by cancer, and the “Camp Kesem Benefit Concert” whose goal is to provide financial support to send children on a week long summer camp.
Texas Funk’s talent consists of bassist Rob Gloria, Joel Gloria on accordion, John Castillo on Bajo-Sexto, and drummer Jacinto Cantu.