Ramón Ayala (born December 8, 1945(1945-12-08)) is an Mexican accordionist and songwriter. Ramon Ayala has defined much of modern norteño music with his distinctive accordion playing and lyrics. Though he added electric guitars and drums to his music, it still retains a traditional northern ranchera style. Ramón Ayala, the son of local musician Ramón Cobarrubias, began playing his favorite instrument, the accordion when he was six years old. Inspired and supported by his parents, he performed in different public places to help his modest family.