"The genius of Los Lobos resides in their innate ability to find the redemptive power of music..." — All About Jazz
In 1973, their hybrid of traditional regional Mexican folk music, rock and roll, blues, R&B, and country confounded audiences and critics alike. Forty years later, award-winning band Los Lobos is adored by fans and hailed by critics for their extensive range and enduring influence.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of their Grammy-winning release La Pistola y El Corazon (1990 – Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album), Los Lobos’ 40th anniversary tour marks the first time ever that the band has performed the album in its entirety. As part of the tour, the band also will perform a set of semi-acoustic fan favorites from their new critically-acclaimed live album Disconnected in New York.
The LA Times declares the Los Lobos “pioneering border fusionists, multiple Grammy® winners, and one of the two indisputably most influential Chicano musical acts in history, along with Ritchie Valens.” Perhaps fittingly, Los Lobos was propelled to stardom by their remake of Ritchie Valens hit “La Bamba,” and hasn’t looked back since. “This is what happens when five guys create a magical sound [and] then stick together” declared Rolling Stone.
Prior to this performance, the Wilson Center will host a special pre-show dinner at 6:00 pm in the Dawes Studio Theater! Dinner is just $50 per person and includes one complimentary drink ticket.