Zamudio is a Mexican singer and requinto (five-string
guitar) player who is originally from Gudalajara, Jalisco.
who now lives in Portland, is a master guitarist with
a florid, highly expressive style. Zamudio's repertoire
of over 300 compositions covers a vast range of traditional
songs (rancheras, corridos, huapangoes,
sones) as well as more contemporary Mexican romantic
ballads, and even a few English-language love songs.
broad vocal range and passionate singing style have
been associated with romantic ballads since the early
1920's and set him apart from modern pop balladeers
like Luis Miguel and Juan Gabriel, who have been more
influenced by American popular singing.
a self-taught musician, began teaching music at a local
Mexican college for twenty-five pesos a day, before
moving to Tijuana and later to Portland, where he now
plays regularly at many area festivals and restaurants.