The charting Sinaloan trio Los Hijos de Barron ("the Sons of Barron") offers listeners across North and Central America a guitar-centric view of Regional Mexican music, with rancheras, romanticas, and corridos. While they write the lion's share of their material, they have also benefitted from the talents of some of Mexico's best songwriters including Luciano Luna and Ariel Barreras.
The group was founded in Angostura Sinaloa in 2009 by brothers Jose Iram Barron Ramos (guitar and first voice), Jesus Iday Barron Ramos (guitar), and electric bassist and harmony vocalist David Alonso Leyva Gamez. While they played some local and regional festivals, they spent much more time in rehearsal, writing their own songs as well as reinterpreting classics from the ranchera and corrido canons. Their debut album was 2011's Puros Corridos. It featured the single "El Proceder de Manuel," which garnered radio airplay on both sides of the Mexico and U.S. border well into the next year. Their sophomore effort, 2013's Surcando el Camino, presented corridos alongside songs of love and heartbreak. The video for the title track garnered over two million views on YouTube.
2014 proved a watershed year. The album Sinaloense Hecho y Derecho fused rancheras and bandas. Its title track single by Jose Iram Barron lit up the digital and airplay charts across Mexico. The follow-up single and video, "Mi Pequeño Mundo" written by Luis Gonzalo Lomeli, did even better. The album was so successful that the group's growing audiences while touring Mexico attracted the attention of Universal Music Latin Entertainment; the company signed the group to its Fonovisa/Disa imprint in December of 2015 and issued the single and video "Lo Que Pesa Mi Palabra” to coincide with the announcement and to kick off the band's first U.S. tour. In April of the following year, the album Lo Que Pesa Mi Palabra was issued, followed by the single "Juro Quererte" in May. The song peaked inside the Top 20 on both the Latin Songs and Mexican Regional Songs charts and inside the Top 50 for Latin Airplay. The album was initially a sleeper, but by early 2017, it had climbed to number three on the Hot Latin Albums and Mexican Regional Albums charts. ~ Thom Jurek