The Point presents Los Lobos
Saturday, Jan 28 at 7:30pm
Barre Opera House - Barre, VT
Los Lobos, which means “the wolves” in Spanish, emerged in East Los Angeles in the 1970s as one of the original Latin crossover acts, bringing “nortenos” and other Mexican styles to US rock ‘n’ roll.
Over 30 years after Los Lobos’ major label breakthrough How Will The Wolf Survive? - their 1984 album that ranks #30 on Rolling Stones list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s – their main challenge when they get off the road and head back into the studio is, as saxaphonist Steve Berlin says, “trying not to do stuff we’ve already done. To a certain extent, we are always drawing from the same multi-faceted paint box, and we sound like what we sound like. We’re proud of what we feel is an honest body of work. We just want to keep finding new ways to say things.”
Rolling Stone summed up the Grammy winners’ distinctive, diverse, freewheeling fusion of rock, blues, soul and Mexican folk music: “This is what happens when five guys create a magical sound, then stick together…to see how far it can take them.”