It’s been far too long. Hace mucho que no nos vemos. Last spotted in North Adams at MASS MoCA’s opening weekend celebration in May 1999, Los Lobos returns to the Tunnel City to pack Mass MoCA’s Hunter Center on Thursday, April 5, at 8 PM for a concert sponsored by Berkshire Gas. Rolling Stone Magazine says, “With the exception of U2, no other band has stayed on top of its game like Los Lobos”, and they are touring in support of their acclaimed new album – their first in four years – Tin Can Trust.
Their debut album three decades ago was Just Another Band from East L.A., but fans know that Los Lobos isn’t “just another” anything, but a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of its humble roots. With its unique mix of rock, blues, Tex-Mex, folk and traditional Spanish and Mexican music, Los Lobos has created some of America’s most inventive and inspiring music, notching numerous #1 singles, three Grammys and millions of albums sold along the way.
Best known for covers of the Ritchie Valens classics, “La Bamba” and “Come On, Let’s Go,” Los Lobos has assembled a body of work diverse enough to captivate fans worldwide. All About Jazz raved, “The genius of Los Lobos resides in their innate ability to find the redemptive power of music, no matter the style they choose to play.”