Border Music: David Hidalgo (of Los Lobos) & Marc Ribot - 9/16

Monday, September 16 2013 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start
Mon Sep 16 2013

Border Music: David Hidalgo (of Los Lobos) & Marc Ribot - 9/16

at City Winery New York City



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David Hidalgo and Marc Ribot's musical excursions across the borders between cultures, styles and genres were the perfect preparation for this ambitious new project. West Coast meet East Coast, Real meets Prosthetic, and guitar meets guitar in a rocking post roots pan Latin rave up/descarga. Together they have forged a unique partnership where immigrant neighborhoods meet intellectual nuance – creating truly new music to stir your heart, challenge your head and move your body!


David Hidalgo is best known as an original member of Mexican-American roots-rock band Los Lobos. Formed in the 70s, Los Lobos fused together R&B, soul and rock with Latin American sounds that inhabits their native East LA neighborhoods, defining a new genre called Chicano Rock. Over a span of three decades, the group has released numerous chart topping singles and albums, contributed to soundtracks such as “La Bamba” and scoring the blockbuster “Desperado”, worked with producers such as T Bone Burnett, won multiple Grammy Awards and in 2009 had the honor of performing for President Barack Obama at the White House to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. In 2010, the band released their 18th album, Tin Can Trust on the Shout! Factory label.

Hidalgo's songs have been covered by the Jerry Garcia Band, Waylon Jennings, Bonnie Raitt and has lent his talents as a guitarist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist on recording for such artists as Elvis Costello, John Lee Hooker, Roy Orbison, Willy De Ville, Dolly Parton (Treasures), Suzanne Vega (99.9°F), Bob Dylan, Ozomatli and countless others. Both David Hidalgo and Marc Ribot are featured on Tom Waits’ latest release Bad As Me.

David is also a member of Latin Playboys along with Los Lobos member Louis Perez. Early 2011 marked the release of the album The Long Goodbye, by Hidalgo and Perez documenting their 35 years or song writing together, and in addition, the two performed for the Lincoln Center’s American Songbook 2010/11 series.


Marc Ribot, who the New York Times describes as “a deceptively articulate artist who uses inarticulateness as an expressive device,” has released 19 albums under his own name over a 30-year career, exploring everything from the pioneering jazz of Albert Ayler to the Cuban son of Arsenio Rodríguez. His latest solo release, Silent Movies (Pi Recording 2010) has been described as a "down-in-mouth-near master piece" by the Village Voice and has landed on several Best of 2010 lists including the LA Times and critical praise across the board. This past spring 2013, Marc and his avant power trio Ceramic Dog released their sophomore album "Your Turn".

Rolling Stone points out that “Guitarist Marc Ribot helped Tom Waits refine a new, weird Americana on 1985's Rain Dogs, and since then he's become the go-to guitar guy for all kinds of roots-music adventurers: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp.” Additional recording credits include Elton John/Leon Russell’s latest The Union, Solomon Burke, John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards, Marianne Faithful, Joe Henry, Allen Toussaint, Medeski Martin & Wood, Caetono Veloso, Susana Baca, Allen Ginsburg, Madeline Peyroux, Nora Jones, Jolie Holland, Akiko Yano, The Black Keys, Neko Case, Diana Krall and many others. Marc works regularly with Grammy® award winning producer T Bone Burnett and NY composer John Zorn. He has also performed on numerous film scores such as "Walk The Line” (Mangold), "The Kids Are All Right," and "The Departed" (Scorcese).



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