"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. Now, as they celebrate 40 years of great music-making, award-winning band Los Lobos is adored by fans and hailed by critics for their extensive range and enduring influence.
To celebrate their 40th anniversary as a group and the 25th anniversary of their Grammy-winning release La Pistola y El Corazon (1990 – Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album), Los Lobos will, for the first time, perform the album in its entirety, followed by a set of fan favorites performed acoustically. The LA Times declares the band “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. Disconnected in New York City, the band’s new critically-acclaimed, live album marks this milestone. “This is what happens when five guys create a magical sound [and] then stick together” declared Rolling Stone. It seems that going rogue was the best thing this legendary band has ever done.