Saturday, November 11, 2006

Los Lobos dance party rocks Massey Hall

After a spirited set by local boys Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Los Lobos took the stage at Massey Hall for a generous show highlighting a number of aspects of this group's evolving style. These boys had fun on stage - when somebody yelled out, "Freddy Fender", Cesar Rosas said, "Yeah, we miss Freddy too", referring to the TexMex star's recent death. Then after a few seconds of fiddling with the chords, he started the band into a rocking inpromptu version of the Fender classic, Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, that rolled into the Sir Douglas Quintet's She's about a mover. When the band broke into a cumbia, with Douglas Hidalgo playing some rocking Tex-Mex buttonbox, many in the crowd were on their feet dancing.

The encore was a respectful, rocking version of Neil Young's Cinammon Girl.

Lots of fun tonight. Thanks Claude & Ardis!!


Lynn said...

Oh ok so now you are just puttin this stuff up to make me more jealous than I already was!

Tim said...

Los Lobos is a great band! Wish I'd seen that show.