All artwork originally painted with acrylic on canvas by Tracy Chavez Dell. Album cover designs by Stephen Selvey.
For the last fifteen years El Tule (el TOO-lay) has been honing its unique sound combining influences of Cumbia, Merengue, Salsa, Reggae and Afro-Latin in Austin TX. Their original music is about history, art and culture often focusing on legends and tales of the mystical. Fan favorites include "Tres Viudas", the true story of three dancing widows in beautiful San Antonio, “La Michoacana”, the popular local Mexican bakery and "Mi Niño", reminescent of a colorful childhood life on the border where two worlds meet. The sound that El Tule brings to each performance naturally transcends all cultural and social backgrounds. Their high energy live show has brought them to festivals, venues and weddings across the country including SXSW, Tropical Heatwave, Viva Big Bend!, First Night Austin, Old Settlers Music Festival, Pachanga Fest, Pecan Street Festival, Austin Reggae Festival, Xemumba World Music Fest, Texas Salsa Fiesta, Festival De Cumbia En La Capital and at Austin City Limits Music Festival 2015 in front of an estimated 70K people.