Cris Plata

Cris Plata and his band “Extra Hot” specialize in the South Texan music that influenced Plata’s early years. Plata describes his music as “Tex-Mex” with the “Tex” standing for Texas singer-songwriters and the “Mex” standing for the music of his Mexican roots. The band performs Plata-original music, including Tex-Mex polkas, country rock, swing tunes, Mexican ballads, and more. Plata lives in Columbus, Wisconsin.

Like his biography, Plata’s life has been written in two languages. Plata grew up speaking Spanish and playing Mexican music with his family and friends, but he also spoke English, went to school with mostly white children, and embraced both cultures.

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