Since 1978, family band Los Arcos Hermanos Peña has worked hard to craft a unique sound that slides seamlessly between hardcore conjunto and a classic Relampagos Del Norte-inspired style and features fiery accordion, killer vocal harmonies, tight rhythms, and intricate bajo sexto.
Their first recording was in 1979 as Los Arcos Del Norte on Joey Records. Since then, they have recorded over 25 different albums on various labels, plus joint ventures with Toño Zamora, Crystal Tarango, and the late, great, legendary Cornelio Reyna.
The band scored major hits during the 1980s, including the classic slow jam, “El Borracho Del Año,” which peaked at number 1 on all major Mexican-American charts and stayed at number 1 for over 48 straight weeks. The accompanying album Una Carta Y Un Clavel was certified gold in the United States and sold over 50,000 copies worldwide.
Today, Los Arcos Hermanos Peña have started their own record label PeGo Discos and have vowed to release mostly original material under this label for their longtime fans. Their first album under PeGo Discos, Amigo Sol, debuted on the Top Latin Albums Chart in 2015.
In 2020, Los Arcos Hermanos Peña were inducted into the Tejano ROOTS Hall of Fame in Alice, Texas. Their performance brought the house down.
With a strong fan base in just about every state, the guys stay active and continue to tour all over the country and beyond.
The band is all Peñas and is based out of their hometown of Dimmitt, Texas:
Jerry Peña – Accordion and Vocals
Luis Peña Jr. – Bajo Sexto and vocals
Fidencio Peña – Drums
Oscar Peña – Vocals and Percussion
Gilbert Peña – Bass and Vocals
Larry Peña – Saxophone