Joe King Carrasco


Known as the King of Tex-Mex rock and roll, Joe King Carrasco, creates a stylistic borderland of pop rock and Latin rhythms. His cross-cultural stew blends cumbias, calypso, salsa, surf, reggae, and Latin-tinged polkas. It has been a long road, coming from Dumas, Texas, a dusty little west Texas town where in the 7th grade he started playing in garage bands.

In his late teens, he was often lured to the beaches in Southern Mexico and was drawn to the Mexican music he was hearing around him. Back in Texas he joined up with future members of the Texas Tornados and in 1979 released his 1st LP titled Tex-Mex Rock & Roll. Somehow this record made its way to England and was re-released by Big Beat Records. Elvis Costello remarked in the press that it was "better than the Police".

Joe King Carrasco has found his musical home at Nacho Daddy in Puerto Vallarta, a Mex-Tex restaurant and club. Its walls are tapered with memories, such as posters and photographs of Joes' musical history and travels around the world. Holding court at Nacho Daddy gives Joe King a palace to rock his Tex Mex and transport those who drink the magic flavored "margaritas" to a place where the "Party Weekend" goes on forever. With thousands of live performances under his belt, a dozen albums to his credit, and fans circling the globe, it's little wonder Joe King Carrasco is still the #1 party act on the planet.


  • Wooly Bully - Sam the Sham (Arlington, Texas)
  • She's About a Mover - Sir Douglas Quintet (San Antonio, Texas)
  • I Fought the Law - Bobby Fuller Four (El Paso, Texas)
  • Party Weekend - Joe King Carrasco (Dumas, Texas)
  • Ninety Six Tears - Question Mark and the Mysterians (Brownfield, Texas)
  • Hey Baby, Que Paso - Augie Meyers (San Antonio, Texas)
  • Wasted Days and Wasted Nights - Freddy Fender (The Texas Valley)
  • That'll Be the Day - Buddy Holly (Lubbock, Texas)
  • Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone - Charlie Pride (San Antonio, Texas)
  • Party Doll - Buddy Knox (Happy, Texas)
  • Linda Lou - Ray Sharke (Ft. Worth, Texas)

"These are the only Texas Rock n Roll songs that will ever be remembered 200 years from now." Joe King Carrasco



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