An Evening With Los Lobos

With special guest Chris Morris, author of Los Lobos: Dream In Blue

Los Lobos leaped into the national spotlight in 1987 when their cover of Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" became a No. 1 hit. Across four decades, Los Lobos (Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, and Steve Berlin) have explored virtually the entire breadth of American vernacular music, from rockabilly to primal punk rock, R&B to country and folk, Mexican son jarocho to Tex-Mex conjunto and Latin American cumbia. In the process, they've sold millions of albums and won acclaim from fans and critics alike, including three GRAMMY Awards and one Latin GRAMMY. Now, Los Lobos are entering their fifth decade with their new album Gates Of Gold. The stories on Gates Of Gold are snapshots of experiences that Perez and his bandmates have had, based on where they are emotionally and how they respond to evolving life circumstances. Set for release on Sept. 25, the dynamic songwriting, deeply poetic lyrics, thoughtful romantic and spiritual themes and eclectic blend of styles on the 11-track collection have resulted in an American saga in the rich literary tradition of legendary authors John Steinbeck and William Faulkner. Prior to the album's release, music journalist Chris Morris will issue Los Lobos: Dream In Blue — the first book on the band that traces the entire arc of their career. In his book, Morris describes the creation of every album, while following the band's trajectory from playing Mexican folk music at weddings and dances in East L.A. to international stardom and major-label success. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Los Lobos and Morris to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate discussion on their new album and book, moderated by GRAMMY Foundation Vice President Scott Goldman. A special performance from Los Lobos will follow. After the program, Morris will sign copies of Los Lobos: Dream In Blue.