I was born in 1948 in San Antonio Texas the second oldest , my parents Johnnie and Maria Barragan, at an early age music became part of our everyday lives, as my father played guitar with Los Tres Amigos and my mother sang at home and family gatherings. Growing up in this musical environment enabled me to become deeply shaped by music.
I have been singing since I was Five years old. At the age of 14 I joined and unnamed band. The band consisted of myself on vocals and brass guitar, Mike Sanchez on guitar, Joe Bocanegra and Raul Cantu on tenor Sax. Chon on drums.
The group evolved into the Royal Kings. As the group evolved alongside Sonny Ace, Sunglows and Little Henry and the Leveers, we grew in popularity and developed our skills. For a short period I was lead vocalist for the group known as the Casuals .
Upon graduating from High School, I enlisted into the United States Air Force. After serving four years I was honorably discharged from the US Air Force. I was approached by a former Royal Kings member to join a group known as the Lovells. I performed with the Lovells for a short while due to my career in the Nursing field and as an Officer in the US Army Reservist. During my career in US Army Reserved I was activated to serve in Desert Strom and Desert Shield Campaign. I was only able to do short stints in the music Industry during this time until my retirement from both Civil Service (Registered Nurse) and Military Service retiring as an Officer (Major).
4 years ago I thought about going back to work and at that time my brother asked me if I would join him in a two men act know as Mixed Company. Durning that time “AL FIN” was recorded, my songs Botones, Te Voy Querer, Ahora Voy A Tomar, Hoja Seca, being my songs of my first CD, then came “SONIDO DE AYER Y HOY” being my second CD with my songs No Se Por Que Te Fuiste, Mi Pensamiento Eres Tu, Que Dolor, Quisiera Tenerte, Quisiera Ser, with Mi Pensamiento Eres Tu hitting number one, and No Se Por Que Te Fuiste on top ten charts. I am currently in the process of recording my very own CD with Disco Severo.
Amor Inocente (Digital Download)
Tony Barragan Amor Innocente CD Download