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COHOES — Guthrie/Bell Productions will present Los Lobos at The Music Hall on Sunday, July 22, at 7 p.m.
Los Lobos were already East L.A. neighborhood legends, Sunset Strip regulars and a Grammy Award-winning band by the time it recorded its major label debut “How Will The Wolf Survive?” in 1984.
Although the album’s name and title song were inspired by a National Geographic article about real life wolves in the wild, the band—David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin—saw parallels with its struggle to gain mainstream rock success while each member maintained his own Mexican roots.
Perez, the band’s drummer, once called its powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music “the soundtrack of the barrio.” Three decades, two more Grammys, a worldwide smash single (“La Bamba”) and thousands of rollicking performances across the globe later, Los Lobos is surviving quite well — and still jamming with the same raw intensity it had while playing in that garage in 1973.
Around the time of the band’s last big anniversary Rolling Stone magazine summed up that distinctive, diverse and spontaneous Los Lobos aesthetic perfectly: “This is what happens when five guys create a magical sound, then stick together for 30 years to see how far it can take them.”
Tickets can be purchased at guthriebellproductions.com.