Juanes / Jesse & Joy

ACL presents the best Latin music with Juanes and Jesse & Joy. Colombian superstar Juanes performs a high energy set of his best, while Mexico City’s sibling duo Jesse & Joy sing a selection of their greatest hits.


Fijate Bien
Could You Be Loved
La Camisa Negra
La Noche
A Dios Le Pido


Fernando Tobon - acoustic guitar, banjo, ukulele, tiple
Juan Pablo Daza - acoustic guitar
Pedro Felipe Navia - bass
Emmanuel Briceno - keyboards
Andres Felipe Alzate - percussion
Richard Bravo - percussion
Waldo Madera - drums
Raquel Sofia Borges - background vocals
Miguel Angel Mejia - background vocals
Jesus Edilberto Llevano - trombone
Orlando Barreda - trumpet
Rafael Augusto Sandoval - saxophone



Aqui Voy
Con Quien Se Queda El Perro?
Le De La Mala Suerte


Jesse y& Joy
Jesus Estrada - drums, cajón, glockenspiel, background vocals
Rogelio Jiménez - guitar, piano, sequencer
Erick Rodríguez - trombone
Humberto Sanabria - trumpet
Daniel Vera - bass
Carlos Sosa - saxophone




Austin City Limits (ACL) launches its 39th Season with two of the biggest acts in Latin music today, Juanes and Jesse & Joy. Colombian superstar Juanes headlines with a thrilling, high energy set, while Mexico City’s sibling duo Jesse & Joy sing a selection of their breakthrough hits. The season premiere—the first to feature Latin artists in the debut episode—airs this Saturday and showcases ACL’s long-standing commitment to feature the best in music from around the world.

With six solo albums to his credit and multi-platinum sales of over 16 million, Juanes is the world’s leading all-Spanish language rock artist. An electrifying guitarist and gifted songwriter, Juanes made his ACL debut back in 2005, and has since gone on to win multiple Grammy Awards and a record number of Latin Grammys. The Associated Press calls Juanes “the first truly international rock star to emerge from Latin America.” Juanes returns to the ACL stage in a dynamic performance, kicking things off with “Fijate Bien,” the Latin Grammy-winning title track to his debut album.  He pays tribute to one of his inspirations—Bob Marley—with a Latin spin on the reggae classic “Could You Be Loved?”.  By the time he launches into his huge hits, Juanes proves he doesn’t need to sing in English any more than he needs a surname to thoroughly rock the Austin audience.

Jesse & Joy have become one of the most celebrated pop-rock acts to emerge in the Latin music scene since they formed in Mexico City in 2005. The musical siblings boast five Latin Grammy Awards, including four for their triple platinum 2012 album ¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro? (“Who Gets the Dog?”) and their first Grammy Nomination this year for Best Latin Pop Album.  The Los Angeles Times raves, “Their rootsy, soft-rock sincerity evokes ’80s country-pop, and Joy’s dulcet-but-earthy voice has been compared to those of Norah Jones, Alanis Morissette and, almost inevitably, Kelly Clarkson.” With Jesse Huerta on guitar, piano, drums, and background vocals and Joy Huerta on vocals and guitar, these siblings in sound deliver a breakout performance. A highlight is the duo’s emotional performance of their smash hit “Corre”— with the audience singing along to every word, waving their hands in the air, it’s a moment that reflects the truly universal language of music.

photo by Scott Newton

“Juanes is the first Latin artist since Ricky Martin to break out and transcend musical and cultural barriers,” says ACL Executive Producer Terry Lickona. “Audiences connect with him on many levels, and his charisma on stage is magnetic! As brother and sister, Jesse & Joy’s music is very genuine and emotional, and it’s just fun to watch them interact with each other and their fans.”

Check out the episode page here for setlists and more. Keep up with ACL happenings via our Facebook and Twitter pages or our newsletter. Next week: Season 39 keeps rolling with Phoenix.


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