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Los Lobos: Clearwater 2015

Los Lobos

Los Lobos at the Clearwater Festival 2015. (Photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)

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The heaviest rains of Clearwater’s first day fell on Croton Point Park as Los Lobos took to the Rainbow (main) Stage. Performing to a sea of multi colored umbrellas, Los Lobos didn’t disappoint, tearing directly into their 1984 breakthrough song, “Will The Wolf Survive?” From there, the band peppered the huddled masses with favorites like “Dream In Blue,” “Mas Y Mas”, “Burn It Down” and a cover of Traffic’s “(Roamin’ Thru The Gloamin’ With) 40,000 Headmen.”

As the set progressed, the rains let up and the umbrellas came down in time for the band to unleash their classic versions of the Grateful Dead’s “Bertha” and Richie Valens’ “La Bamba.” Despite the absence of guitarist and vocalist Cesar Rosas, Los Lobos did not disappoint, delivering one of the festival’s many highlights.

[recorded: 06/20/15]

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