Los Lobos – Disconnected
August 11, 2023
Los Lobos celebrate their 50th anniversary with a special “Disconnected” concert.
Itās a matter of time. 50 years to be exact. And in that time Los Lobos have created an unprecedented body of work, a legacy of greatness. The numbers are staggering:
100+ gigs a year for five decades running, crossing millions of miles to rock millions of fans. And thatās just at the live shows. In between theyāve recorded 17 studio albums, 7 live LPs, 3 compilations, 2 EPs, 2 DVDs, and contributed 40+ guest appearances on their friendsā recordings ā all garnering 5 Grammys, an Austin City Limits Hall of Fame induction, the ALMA Richie Valens Pioneer Award, NEA and Hispanic Heritage Foundation Honors, Congressional recognitions, plus countless āKeys to the Cityā and āLos Lobos Dayā celebrations. And those are just a few of the highlights. But beyond all the hoopla and applause (and the source of it all, really) is the tremendous heart. Rather, hearts. Cinco corazones. Five blood brothers who have dedicated their off-stage time to helping others, working for peace and justice, penning some of the most literate and important music of their time, transforming the hard cries from the East L.A. barrio into songs of hope, tales of common folk finding ways to endure. The young wolves were weaned on late-night radioās soul, R&B, and doo-wop. Were cured through the African – American currents of the blues, jazz, and rock ānā roll. An amalgam. As proud Chicanos, their songs have always glistened with the distillation from their Mexican and Latin American roots ā nourished by NorteĆ±a and rancheras, buoyed by bolero and cumbias, soaring on the rhythms of son huasteco and son jarocho.