A uniting sound in a time of discord was found with Los Lobos at The Egg Performing Arts Center in Albany, on Sunday, January 29. The legendary cross-cultural rock n roll group brought out a rising tempo over the course of two sets in the Hart Theater this evening.
The first set was highlighted by “Burn It Down,” while the second set took off with the rockabilly “Train Don’t Stop Here,” highlighted by Conrad Lozano on bass with Cesar Rojas’ vocals. The iconic “Kiko and the Lavender Moon” was soulful and smooth as always, with that haunting accordion from David Hidalgo. “Mas Y Mas,” found the band joined by a guest trombonist and Steve Berlin on trumpet.
“Last Night” brought the crowd to their feet, and featured lyrics from “Turn on Your Lovelight” and a brief horn duel, then segued seamlessly into the Buddy Holly classic “Not Fade Away.” The set ended with a rousing rendition of the Grateful Dead’s “Bertha,” and an encore of Traffic’s “Light Up or Leave Me Alone.” Once again, the timeless Los Lobos sound rocked The Egg, bringing rock n roll and Tejano together to the delight of the audience.