Melodic Monday: Spotlight on Los Lobos

Los Lobos has been around a pretty long time, and yet, never seem to get older. Their music has found it’s way into many a gathering at my house, usually in the summertime with the BBQ smells filling the backyard, the Corona’s with lime cluttering the outside table (course I myself prefer Pacifico), children in bathing suits laughing in the sun… It’s almost a tradition. In fact, it just may be.

Today’s Melodic Monday is in tribute to them, and hopefully, a prelude to Spring to finally come upon us all. Enjoy!

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Introduction from NPR:

Los Lobos has proven time and again that a universal shared experience will always trump culture and language. The group writes music that speaks to all of us as individuals, yet can make us feel connected when we pack ourselves into a club to watch them perform.

I’ve been a fan of Los Lobos since I was 18 and the band was playing mariachi music on the campus of UC-Davis. I’m 52 now. I’ve seen many,many Los Lobos shows and even interviewed the band a handful of times, and yet I still get excited when I get a chance to see its members play.

This past summer, the group released a new album called Tin Can Trust. Thankfully, for Los Lobos, there’s always a new record: songs to sing along to, stories to compare our lives to, cumbias to dance to. This short blast from behind Bob Boilen’s desk has something new, something old and something to dance to. So pull the chairs back and grab a partner — it’s time to dance.

Leave us a comment below and let us know what you think! Are they a fave at your house?

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