Cool show in New York's most beautiful music venue. Part of The American Songbook series at Lincoln Center.
Billed as "An Evening of Storytelling and Song", it was thankfully mostly music. Though, Louie's poem about growing up as a Mexican American, was nice. They played about an hour, answered a few questions from somebody from WFUV, and then came back for a few more songs.
All in all not a lot of music but what was there was rare, unique, loose, and fun.
On a bunch of songs, two of David's sons backed them up on percussion and bass. Low key but cool.
They mostly avoided well known Los Lobos songs (save for opener Will The Wolf Survive and Matter Of Time and the rarely played Saint Behind The Glass from "Kiko And The Lavender Moon"), playing a lot from a new release of obscurities and leftovers. They played three Latin Playboys songs including the all percussive Chinese Surprize and and the very cool Crayon Sun.
I think they are doing more of these shows and if you are a big Los Lobos fan, it's a satisfying venture what with The Latin Playboys tunes and all. But honestly, it made me long for a good old fashioned Los Lobos show.
Great venue, a bit pricey and uptight but I'd see anything there.
Thanks for the review. Big LL fan, but have never seen a side project show. I'd check this out in the SF area if I could.
>>>and the very cool Crayon Sun.
Love that song!