Mark Weber’s love and admiration for conjunto music started in the early 90s. Weber began listening to conjunto while stationed at Fort Sam Houston military base in San Antonio, Texas. Intrigued by the accordion, Mark began taking lessons from the legendary Valerio Longoria* in 1996. Both eventually became close friends.
Tejano-Conjunto audiences in San Antonio and surrounding areas have likely heard Mark’s voice over the airwaves of KEDA, where he DJ’d from 2004 to 2014 and picked back up in late 2018 with his own show on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Mark has also been the accordionist for San Martín de Porres Church (San Antonio, Texas) since 2004.
Weber founded Mark Weber y Los Cuernos in 2010 and the group specializes in Conjunto, Tex-Mex, Country, a little Cajun and whatever else strikes his fancy. Not only does Mark enjoy performing the classics, he also writes his own original material. Check out the Discography page to learn more!
*Valerio Longoria was a national treasure. It said so on his business card. A National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow, Valerio’s musical legacy will forever echo the conjunto soundscape. Valerio was a US Army veteran having served his country during World War II. He is credited with being the first accordionist to combine singing and performance. Among his many other innovations, Longoria was the first to adapt the Cuban bolero to conjunto. Longoria was a staple at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Tejano Conjunto Festival (San Antonio, Texas) as he performed every year until his passing in 2000.