Los Lobos Stories

Ravinia Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

Ravinia Festival in Highland Park has announced its extensive calendar of musical acts for the summer.Running from June 1 to September 16, the outdoor venue will host a wide range of bands, artists, movies and orchestral performances.Highlights for the season include Roger Daltrey, ZZ Top with John Fogerty, Trombone Shorty with Galactic and Preservation Hall...

The Los Lobos Chicago December Residency In Review

By: John 'Nunu' ZomotOne of the best things about covering the music scene over several years is witnessing the development of trends that slowly evolve into traditions.Los Lobos' December Chicago run definitely fits the mold, as the band has turned its multi-night pre-Holiday runs into something for both the band and its fans...

Jack White's "American Epic" Documentary Coming In May

Jack Whites ambitious documentary series American Epic will finally see a release in May.The series, produced by White, T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford, was initially supposed to air in 2015, but was held back for unknown reasons.The final product will feature three documentary episodes, an additional feature film, and a number of recording...

Photos / Recap / Video | Los Lobos & Ryley Walker @ Tivoli Theatre 3/14/17

By: Heidi Peters PhotographyLos Lobos had already re-scheduled a pair of show in Downers Grove once (these were originally set for mid-February), so when guitarist David Hidalgo injured himself prior to their March dates... the show must go on.Luckily Dave Alvin of The Blasters has had enough history with the band to fill in...

Tedeschi Trucks Band To Headline Blues On The Fox This June

When the second Wheels Of Soul Tour was announced earlier this year, Chicago area Tedeschi Trucks Band fans were a little despondent, despite having a two night dose of the band at The Chicago Theater in January.But apparently there was no reason for despair after all, as the band has been tapped to headline...

VIDEO | Six Camera Full Show Greensky Bluegrass From Portland 11/5/15

There are fan shot videos and then there are FAN SHOT VIDEOS.Mark Burgin and Dan Vasen put together this six camera edit of the Greensky Bluegrass at Portland's Wonder Ballroom from November 5th, 2015.The editing actually makes it worth a look on a big screen and the audio sounds fantastic.  Do stick around...

Video: Los Lobos Welcome Ronnie Baker Brooks For Hendrix Medley 3/29/15

Sometimes the booking agents and talent buyers just get it right.Los Lobos at Fitzgeralds is slam dunk artist / venue pairing, that had me wondering... what took so long? I wasn't alone. The show sold out in minutes.Not to let a good thing go to waste. Los Lobos welcomed Chicago bluesman Ronnie Baker Brooks...

Pins & Needles: An Interview With Edward David Anderson

Though Anderson turned 42 last week, Lies & Wishes comes off as a record of maturation, the artists writing process essentially providing therapy toward recent events.Album opener Lies & Wishes illustrates this emotional intensity best.I think about the title track. I remember writing it and the first time I wrote that melodic finger picking...

Stream / Download / Video: Experience Hendrix @ Chicago Theater 3/14/14

The Experience Hendrix Tour is an annual package that brings the music of Jimi Hendrix to some of the nation's best theaters starring an A-List cast of guitarists and other musicians.The 2014 edition featured such Barn favorites as Eric Johnson, Cesar and David from Los Lobos, Dweezil Zappa, and an a appearance by Chicago Blues...

These Are My Jams, Volume Six

This is the sixth edition of the The Barns These Are My Jams series. To see what this is all about, check out Volume One and for more jams, check out Volume Two, Volume Three,Volume Four, and Volume Five.1. I've parsed it every which way, and this song title, "Megachills" sounds alternately cool or...