“We’re a Mexican American band, and no word describes America like immigrant. Most of us are children of immigrants, so it’s perhaps natural that the songs we create celebrate America in this way.” So says Louie Perez, the “poet laureate” and primary wordsmith of Los Lobos, when describing the songs on the band’s new album, Gates of Gold.
Los Lobos’s dynamic songwriting, deeply poetic lyrics, thoughtful romantic and spiritual themes, and eclectic blend of styles is an American saga in the rich literary tradition of legendary authors John Steinbeck and William Faulkner. Over 30 years after Los Lobos’ major label breakthrough How Will The Wolf Survive? -- their 1984 album that ranks #30 on Rolling Stones list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s – Los Lobos is surviving quite well and still jamming with the same raw intensity as they had when they began in that East L.A. garage in 1973.
Los Lobos will headline Day 1 of Maplewoodstock 2017 with a set starting at 8:30 pm.
>> Read more about Los Lobos at http://loslobos.org.
In the tight knit musical community of Austin, Texas, it’s tough to get away with posturing. You either bring it, or you don’t. If you do, word gets around. And one day, you find yourself duetting with Bonnie Raitt, or standing onstage with the Allman Brothers at New York’s Beacon Theater and trading verses with Susan Tedeschi. You might even wind up getting nominated for a Best Blues Album Grammy — three times in a row. There’s only one Austinite with that résumé: Ruthie Foster.
Her live shows, which she has referred to as a “hallelujah time,” are a mix of as “some blues, some folk, some soul, some rock, some gospel” and have been described by Rolling Stone as “pure magic to watch and hear.”
Ruthie Foster will bring Maplewoodstock 2017 to a close with a Sunday night set starting at 8:15 pm.
>> Read more about Ruthie Foster at http://www.ruthiefoster.com.
The Hip Abduction blends indie pop, world pop, and club into a highly emotive and roots driven sound. Their latest album, Gold Under the Glow, was recorded in Nashville with producer Dabney Morris and incorporates synth-pop teeth into the band’s global foundation and summery vibe.
The Hip Abduction will set the stage for our festival’s ending with their 6:45 pm set towards the end of Day 2 of Maplewoodstock 2017.
>> Read more about Hip Abduction at https://thehipabduction.com.
Our full two-day lineup will be announced in early May.