Over the past 35 years, The East L.A. five-piece Los Lobos has assembled a body of work diverse enough to cripple most bands and to captivate fans world wide. Along the way, they've redefined how a rock band ÔÇô and rock music ÔÇô can sound. Now, three decades later, Los Lobos are still captivating audiences with thought-provoking lyrics and their unique blend of blues, rockabilly, jazz, and Latin music.
Many musical groups are eclectic, but few are both as unpredictable and successful as Los Lobos. The band has notched a number one single, won three Grammys, and sold millions of records. They've shared the stage with acts as varied as Dylan, The Clash, and U2. And they've received tremendous critical acclaim -- from their major label debut, How Will the Wolf Survive? (which made Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time) to their most recent effort, 2006's The Town and The City (which drew four-star reviews in Rolling Stone, Mojo, The Independent and many others).
The big question is what is next for East L.A.'s finest? In 2009, the band will return to the studio to begin recording another collection of original tunes. What kind of album they will record is anyone's guess, but it is safe to bet that it will be an exciting next step in the evolution of these prolific musicians, and one worthy of the high anticipation.
But for now, we have Los Lobos to enjoy in the setting where they shine: on stage, where they'll be on tour this spring. Current Southern California dates include:
March 27 Conga Room Los Angeles CA
April 30 The Coach House San Juan Capistrano CA Acoustic Performance
May 1 The Canyon Theater Agoura Hills CA Acoustic Performance