Los Lonely Boys
(Meadowbrook Music Theatre, Rochester Hills, MI - August 12th, 2011)
Tonight was the last day of a month long musical romance between two Latin powerhouse groups - Los Lobos headlining for Los Lonely Boys. The relatively cool night was about to heat up as Los Lobos took the stage. With a kinda mellow sound they relax us with 'Yo Canto (I Sing)' then without hast pick up the tempo while dropping in such favorites as 'Shakin' Shakin' Shakes,' 'Chuco's Cumbia,' and 'Pigfoot Shuffle.'
Then they treat us to the time tested cover of Ritchie Valen's 'La Bamba' which set the night afire. Things were made even hotter when Los Lonely Boys joined Los Lobos on stage for the first encore of the evening.
After a brief intermission Los Lonely Boys take the stage. 'I Am The Man To Beat' came first with 'American Idle' following. 'Love in My Veins,' 'Heart Won't Tell A Lie,' then ("A while back we met some people with a couple of children who said, hey these kids are a product of your music. To which I said nooo, that's your product" - bassist Jojo Garza) 'Fly Away' are all next.
Henry takes us through some selections, some of which are not on the set list for the night. But most all are from the new release, Rockpango. Los Lonely Boys are here to stay as long as they like. After setting the night on fire they reintroduce Los Lobos to everyone for a jam session which seemed to go on forever. Just one look at the Meadowbrook security faces expressed their very same thoughts!
By the time the night was over it was obvious that Henry, Jojo and Ringo Garza had left the masses in Oakland County all with a little Latin flavor and wanting more.
Review and Photo by: Ray Trevino