Flaco Jimenez出生于1939年3月11日,德克萨斯州圣安东尼奥的Tejano音乐手风琴手。Flaco Jimenez的父亲,Santiago Jimenez Sr.是conjunto音乐的先驱者,他在7岁的时候跟他父亲一起从事,在15岁的时候作为一名Los Caporales乐队的成员发布了专辑。
Leonardo "Flaco" Jiménez (born March 11, 1939) is a Tejano music accordionist from San Antonio, Texas. Jiménez's father, Santiago Jiménez Sr. was a pioneer of conjunto music. He began performing with his father at age seven and recording at age fifteen, as a member of Los Caporales. He played in the San Antonio area for several years, and then began working with Douglas Sahm in the 1960s. Sahm, better known as the founding member of the Sir Douglas Quintet, played with Jiménez for some time. Flaco then went on to New York City and worked with Dr. John, David Lindley, Peter Rowan, Ry Cooder and Bob Dylan. He appeared on Cooder's world music album Chicken Skin Music and on the Rolling Stones' Voodoo Lounge. This led to greater awareness of his music outside America and, after touring Europe with Ry Cooder, he returned to tour with his own band, and on a joint bill with Peter Rowan. Flaco, Peter Rowan and Wally Drogos were the original members of a band called The Free Mexican Airforce. Flaco once stopped a show at the Congress Theater in Chicago, Illinois where Wally Drogos was in the audience and requested a spotlight on him, where he singled him out as the best drummer he'd ever played with.