The Hidalgos, featuring David Hidalgo from Los Lobos
Book of J
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As lead guitarist and vocalist of the legendary East LA band Los Lobos, Hidalgo has been a creative force straddling the border of rock, R&B, cumbia, Tex-Mex and country for four decades.
Hidalgo's songs have been covered by the Jerry Garcia Band, Waylon Jennings, Bonnie Raitt and others. He has performed in Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival since its inception in 2004, most recently in April 2013 at Madison Square Garden with Los Lobos. Eric Clapton joined the band on stage for their song "Burn It Down" off of their latest album, Tin Can Trust. His son, David Hidalgo, Jr. is the current drummer for Social Distortion.
In addition to his work with Los Lobos, Hidalgo frequently plays musical instruments such as accordion, violin, 6-string banjo, cello, requinto jarocho, percussion, drums and guitar as a session musician on other artists' releases.
Old worlds collide in Book of J, as musicians Jewlia Eisenberg (Charming Hostess) and Jeremiah Lockwood (The Sway Machinery) take inspiration from the intersection of the sacred and the radical to create hit songs from out of the depths of American psalmody, Yiddish folklore, and international Jewish liturgical traditions.
The BBC calls us: “a wonder of haunted American roots music, taking listeners from Yiddish laments to labor anthems via mystical twists and turns.”
The New Yorker says: “The affecting, expansive musical landscape of Book of J encompasses gothic Yiddish songs, Piedmont blues, and queer politics.”
The Mercury-News says Book of J is “weird in all the best ways.”
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