The Invisible Genius: Steve Jordan
The Center for Texas Music History
When he walked onstage at the 20th anniversary of the Tejano Conjunto Festival in at San Antonio’s Rosedale Park in May 2001, Steve Jordan was resplendent in a purple jumpsuit with gold buccaneer sleeves. But what stood out most was how frail the 62-year-old accordion legend looked. Like a skeleton clinging to its last layer of skin, Jordan appeared so gaunt that his right eye patch seemed to cover half his face. A stray strand of his jet black mane stuck to his lips, giving this cholo pirate an even more eery look as he strapped on a red diatonic button accordion bearing his name.
Jordan, Steve, Tejano, Conjunto, Festivals, Texas
Corcoran, M. (2003). The invisible genius: Steve Jordan. <i>Journal of Texas Music History, 3</i>(1), pp. 24-28.