Blue Rio

Blue Rio

BandLatinCover Band

Blue Rio combines soulful lead vocals, rich harmonies, electric and acoustic guitars, and a flare of Latin percussion. Known for their wide range of music and versatility in style, their Song List features both English and Spanish classics, as well as new selections.


Long-time musician and performer Danny Ortiz first imagined this project in 2006.  Shortly after, he luckily happened to meet guitar phenomenon Alex Mejia.  The two began to collaborate, and soon invited Danny's sisters, Claudia Palmenez and Sandy Ortiz, and brother, Rene Ortiz, to join the creative force they had begun.  Music has been a longstanding family tradition in the Ortiz family, and it wasn't suprising that the group had an immediate chemistry.  After some scrutiny involving choosing the other two members, the group finally found their missing links in Luis Caballero on Bass, and Rudy Salana on Drums/Percussion.  Now, Blue Rio has developed into an uncanny force in the music scene of South Texas, hoping to take their sound into other areas of the state and country.  Currently, they are working on an original compilation of songs that should be available in 2009.    


1. Gypsy Kings Medley - Gypsy Kings;2. El Rey Tiburon - Mana; 3. Bendita La Luz - Mana;4. con Los Anos Que Me Quedan - Gloria Estefan;5. Neon Moon - Brooks & Dunn;6. Could Not Ask For More - Sara Evans;7. Sergio El Bailador - Bronco;8. Mazz Cumbia Medlay - Jimmy Gonzalez & El Grupo Mazz;9. Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles;10. Real Emotions - Los Lonely Boys.

Set List

Set 1: 9:30 – 10:45 p.m.   1. Con Los Años Que Me Quedan2. Fallen 3. Inolvidable4. Bendita La Luz5. Front Row6. Too Good To Be True7. Sugar Pie8. Pretty Woman9. Mazz Ayer Y Hoy10. Negra Tomasa11. Coco Rayado12. El Disgusto13. Wonderful Tonight14. Peaceful Easy Feeling15. Rose Garden16. Brown Eyed Girl17. Mas Que Tu Amigo18. El Rey Tiburón Set 2: 11:00 – 12:10 a.m.1. Black Magic Woman2. Oye Como Va3. Walk The Line4. Runaway5. Cheatin’ Heart6. Sergio El Bailador7. Suavecito8. Selena Cumbia Medley9. La Bamba10. Twist & Shout11. Rock Around the Clock12. Neon Moon13. La Media Vuelta14. Samba Pa Ti15. Mazz Medley16. Carnaval17. Corazon Espinado18. Gypsy Kings Medley Set 3: 12:30 – 1:30 a.m.1. Just Like Heaven2. Blister in the Sun3. Bizarre Love Triangle4. Hey Ya5. Tainted Love6. What I Like About You7. Want You to Want Me8. Funky White Boy9. Brick House10. Selena Disco11. Y Yo Sigo Aqui12. If I Ain’t Got You13. The Story14. Un Rinconcito15. Guapango16. Tragos Amargos17. Lamento Boliviano18.