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Published: 2013/07/12

Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys and Alejandro Escovedo Trade Sit Ins in NYC

Los Lonely Boys, Los Lobos and Alejandro Escovedo traded sit ins yesterday at the second night of the free Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival at the World Financial Center in New York City. Los Lobos’ saxophonist Steve Berlin took the stage during Escovedo’s set for “Arzona” before Los Lobos guitarist David Hidalgo joined the fray for a take on Neil Young’s “Like A Hurricane,” which was introduced as the “Canadian National Anthem.”

Next, Los Lonely Boys came out for a bluesy set. The band was also joined joined by Berlin and Hidalgo for a bit of jamming before inviting Los Lobos drummer Enrique “Bugs” Gonzalez play on a rendition of their hit song “Heaven.”

Los Lobos then took the stage for the final set of the evening. The headliners invited Escovedo to join them for two of his originals before bringing out all of the Los Lonely Boys for an extended take on the Los Lobos classic “Evangeline” (which the Jerry Garcia Band covered on their eponymous live album). The song segued into the Motown hit “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads” before the jam wrapped up after close to 20 minutes. Next, the group played crowd-pleasing version of the Grateful Dead’s “Bertha” before wrapping up the show with The Young Rascals’ “Good Lovin” sandwiched between “La Bamba.”

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