Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Los Lobos ‘La Bambas’ their way to Cache Creek

For Immediate Release Contact: Cean Burgeson(530) 796-5333

BROOKS, Calif. – Over the past 35 years, East L.A. band Los Lobos has assembled a body of work diverse enough to captivate fans world wide. Along the way, they’ve redefined how a rock band and rock music can sound. The band has notched a number one single, won three Grammys, and sold millions of records. They’ve also shared the stage with acts as varied as Dylan, The Clash, and U2. And their debut album, “How Will the Wolf Survive?” made Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Fans of the group will be able to catch them on Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. at Cache Creek Casino Resort.

Los Lobos’ journey started in 1973, when David Hidalgo (vocals, guitar, and pretty much anything with strings), Louie Perez (drums, vocals, guitar), Cesar Rosas (vocals, guitar), and Conrad Lozano (bass, vocals, guitarrón) were still roaming the halls of East L.A.’s Garfield High. After graduation they made their bones playing souped-up Mexican folk music in restaurants and at parties. By the early eighties, however, they’d tapped into L.A.’s burgeoning punk and college rock scenes, landing on bills with bands like the Circle Jerks, Public Image Ltd., and the Blasters, whose saxophonist, Steve Berlin, would eventually leave the group to join Los Lobos, cementing the line-up that still holds today.

In 1987, with the release of the Ritchie Valens bio-pic, “La Bamba,” Los Lobos achieved massive commercial success. Their version of Valens’ signature song climbed to the top of the Billboard singles chart, and suddenly five guys who saw themselves as “just another band from East L.A.” were superstars.

Many of their peers have since called it quits, but Los Lobos has continued to write and record and tour like a band that’s got 35 more years in them. As Rolling Stone writes, “With the exception of U2, no other band has stayed on top of its game as long as Los Lobos.”

Tickets are available now through on the web: or by phone: (800) 225-2277 or at: or Cache Creek Casino Resort at the guest services desk for $59, $49, and $39.
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