Re: Los Lobos and the Blues
- Subject: Re: Los Lobos and the Blues
- From: Russ Bradley <wbradley@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 19:51:49 -0400
Well said, Mr. Peloquin!
Los Lobos opened for Buddy Guy here in DC this summer. Because Los
Lobos was on the bill, my 3 boys (24, 19 and 12) were eager to go to the
show with me. They came home from the show totally awed by Buddy Guy.
Michael Peloquin wrote:
> I don't evenknow who this post came from originally!
>> "In a similar vein, I detest having nonblues artists on a blues bill.
>> Los Lobos is one of the finest, most intriguing rock acts to ever
>> strap on guitars, but there's no reason the East Los Angeles veterans
>> this spring should have headlined the Stockton Blues Festival".
> Groups like Los Lobos in places like Stockton help to draw the people
> who do not care one way or the other for what purists and non-purists
> (me) consider blues. Los Lobos helps to sell CD's by Rod Piazza and
> other neo-pure blues acts lucky enough(just ask them!) to share the
> bill with The Wolves.
> Butts in the seats are good for good (non-lip-synched) roots music.
> Harp content-I saw LL headline the SF Blues Fest when I played a few
> acts down the bill from them. Charlie Musselwhite sat in.
> No butts-No Shows!
> Michael Peloquin
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