Garza received a letter from former state Rep. Robert Earley commending him on his career, as well as a letter from former Bee County Judge Jimmy Martinez, who played drums with Garza’s conjunto in the ’60s, citing him as a “World Renowned Musical Legend.”
Former Bee County Commissioners Toribio Ortiz and Adan Gonzalez awarded Garza with a plaque and special award for being a “World Renowned Musician and Entertainer.”
During Garza’s long and storied career, he had the opportunity to tour with Flaco Jimenez and took his conjunto music to the other side of the globe, playing in Switzerland, Scotland, Brussels and England, among other countries.
Although Garza has played around the world, he remains a member of many bands such as the mariachi group Los Caballeros, Chano Cadena Conjunto and, of course, his own group, Luz Garza y Su Conjunto.
After all these years performing, the R.O.O.T.S. award still proves that Garza has what it takes to continue the proud bajo sexto tradition and inspire future musicians.