Los Lobos - The Mavericks
Grammy Award winners Los Lobos and The Mavericks will co-headline at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre on September 13 with special guests Ozomatli.
For over 40 years, Los Lobos, has been mixing Latin with soul grooves, roots rock, Mexican folk, traditional Spanish, blues and R&B. Original members, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Louie Perez, Steve Berlin and Conrad Lozano (with the additional help of Enrique “Bugs” Gonzalez and Camilo Quinones) play with an invigorating, joyous spirit as they revisit four decades of musical magic. The three time Grammy winning band, Los Lobos, have forged a stellar career unlike any other in the rock, blues or traditional genres by constantly pushing their creative boundaries. The energized performances on “Disconnected In New York City” represent every era of their storied career from “I Got To Let You Know” from “How Will The Wolf Survive?” to their breakout #1 hit “La Bamba” to rarer tracks from their 90’s releases and their last studio album “Tin Can Trust”. Playing with a stripped down ensemble, the recording, although not fully acoustic, shines with a close-knit intimacy.
The Mavericks were founded more than 25 years ago by Malo and Deakin as a standout alternative band in a Miami rock scene dominated by hair metal and punk. Improbably, they were noticed by super-producer Tony Brown in Nashville, and when they got signed to innovative MCA Records, they upended expectations in country music. Their blend of Cuban grooves and Bakersfield-inspired twang netted them several CMA and ACM Awards plus a Grammy in 1995. They charted numerous singles and albums while earning accolades as one of the finest live bands in the business. There was some time off and re-jiggering of personnel, but they came back strong with 2013’s In Time and 2015’s Mono, albums that provided abundant material for a refreshed and unmatched stage show.
Acclaimed multi-Grammy winning Latin-fusion institution Ozomatli, takes the band’s street-party consciousness to new heights of eclecticism during their live performances. Their latest release, “Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica,” return with an homage to their roots reinterpreting traditional and contemporary Mexican songs using signature Jamaican riddims! The album features a bevy of superstar guest appearances including Juanes, Regulo Caro, Gaby Moreno, and Kyle McDonald (of Slightly Stoopid) plus additional production by famed Jamaican producers Sly & Robbie! Ozomatli formed in 1995 and is known for advocating for farm-workers' rights and immigration reform. The band has performed in various countries all over the world, including China, Tunisia, Jordan, and Burma.