Nati Cano's Mariachi Los Camperos
Directed by Jalisco-born, Los Angeles-based Nati Cano since 1961 (!), Mariachi Los Camperos are something of a North American mariachi institution. They collaborated with Linda Ronstadt on her 1987 Canciones de Mi Padre, and they shared a Grammy for the 2005 tribute to children's musician Ella Jenkins, cELLAbration!. Though sparsely recorded in the 1970s and '80s, the group has returned to prominence in recent years, scoring a Grammy nomination for 2005's excellent compilation of live favorites, Llegaron Los Camperos!.