Ramón Ayala will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 at Davenport’s Adler Theatre.

Accordionist, vocalist, and songwriter Ramón Ayala is a pioneer of norteño music who has sustained an active recording and performing career for almost half a century. As part of the trail-blazing duo Los Relámpagos del Norte, along with Cornelio Reyna, he defined the modern genre with signature songs and distinctive instrumental styling that have made him a superstar of the genre on both sides of the Rio Grande.

In 2003, Ayala celebrated his 40th anniversary in the music business. Ayala’s influence on modern norteño music continues to grow, as young musicians study and emulate his distinctive style. His enduring appeal is evident in recent performances where enthusiastic audiences sing along to memorized lyrics. It’s an appeal that cuts across generational lines, with young and old fans cheering side by side.

Davenport's Adler Theatre Hosting Ramon Ayala