Rene was born and raised in Weslaco, Texas and came to Michigan as a migrant farm-worker. He is a founding member of the Tex-Mex
musical group Los Bandits de Michigan. Rene Meave is an experienced song writer/entertainer who has been recognized by both the
American Song Festival and the BMI Song Festival. Rene currently has songs signed with Sony ATV and Next Number One Publishing,
both out of Nashville, Tennessee
In 1999, the Governor of the State of Michigan and the Michigan Hispanic Caucus recognized René Meave and Guillermo Martinez of
Los Bandits de Michigan with a special tribute for their outstanding contribution of Tex-Mex music in Michigan. In 2005 a documentary
on the band entitled “Los Bandits: More Than a Tex-Mex Band”, IMDB, was released.
2012 was a big year for Rene’ as he was the recipient of two awards for his work in the Michigan hispanic community:
- The Distinguished “Aguila” (Eagle) Award, a César E. Chávez Hispanic Excellence Award, was given to Rene’ for keeping
César’s important work going and perpetuating César’s legacy in the community
- The Michigan Heritage Award, the state’s highest distinction, for “outstanding contribution to Michigan’s heritage…”
Presented by the Michigan Traditional Arts program of the Michigan State University Museum and The State of Michigan
Special Tribute Heritage Award.
Rene’ was instrumental in the discovery of Warner Bros recording artist Frankie Ballard and helped him obtain his national recording
contract. He is a member of Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and co-founder of the Chilipepper Songwriting Club.
Past solo recordings include “A Man In Love”, “Eight Miles from the Borderline” and “Jenny’s Gone”, a 2014 Artprize entry.