Song Of The Day: Los Lobos – “On Main Street” (2010)



Happy Birthday to Los Lobos founder and lead singer David Hidalgo, who turns 63 today. Among fellow musicians, Hidalgo is considered to be one of the greatest guitarists and musicians living today, although he rarely ends up on many “greatest guitarists” lists. This may be because Los Lobos has been shunted off the list of mainstream Rock and into the category of World Music, despite the fact it was their Mexican sound that gave them their big hits in the first place in the 80s and 90s. But the reality is that thanks to Hidalgo, Los Lobos is an incredibly versatile band that can handle everything from acoustic ballads to guitar-heavy experimental Rock. This is one of my favourite tracks from one of their best albums, 2010’s Tin Can Trust. It is one fantastic groove.

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