Los Lobos Llego Navidad – The Band’s First Holiday Album Available October 4 From Rhino

Artist Name
Los Lobos
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East L.A. Icons Record Eclectic Mix Of  Christmas Songs

From North, Central And South America

New Holiday Original “Christmas And You” Available Now

On All Digital Download And Streaming Services

Los Lobos Tour Dates Continue This Fall And Winter

LOS ANGELES – Rising up out of East L.A. comes the first ever holiday album from Los Lobos. The Grammy®-winning group researched nearly 150 Christmas-related songs from across North, Central and South America for the collections, eventually narrowing the list down to the songs they wanted to reinvent in their own inimitable style. They even wrote their own holiday original “Christmas And You,” especially for the album, which is available now on all digital download and streaming services.

LLEGÓ NAVIDAD is now available to pre-order and will be released on CD and digitally from Rhino on October 4 for $16.98. A vinyl version will be released on November 22 for $21.98.

David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, and Steve Berlin open the album with “La Rama” (the branch). This lively song is in the regional folk style known as son jarocho, which is popular in the Veracruz region of Mexico. La Rama is also the name of the traditional Mexican holiday custom where the community adorns branches from a tree and displays it in a nightly procession through the neighborhood.

Another album highlight “La Murga de Panamá” was originally recorded in 1971 by the legendary salsa duo of Willie Colón and Héctor Lavoe. And though “La Murga” is actually the name for a group that assembles to dance, sing, and play music during another South American holiday - Carnival – the spirit of the song is no less infectious at Christmastime.

Los Lobos transform the 1958 novelty song “Dónde Está Santa Claus” (Where is Santa Claus) into a “lowrider oldie” with a head-nodding groove powered by Hidalgo’s guitar and Berlin’s vibraphone. Rosas delivers an impeccable lead vocal on “Regalo de Reyes” (meaning Gift of Kings), a song made famous by Javier Solís, Mexican actor and singer of boleros and rancheras. Naturally, the collection also includes the band’s take on Jose Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad.”

The album’s new original “Christmas And You,” was written by Hidalgo and Pérez. Hidalgo’s vocals are sweet and soulful. Berlin layers in piano along with some Omnichord, Rosas provides electric guitar, and Lozano adds upright bass to create what is sure to become a modern classic. 

Track Listing

  1. “La Rama”
  2. “Reluciente Sol”
  3. “It’s Christmas Time In Texas”
  4. “Amarga Navidad”
  5. “Arbolito De Navidad”
  6. “¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?”
  7. “Llegó Navidad”
  8. “Las Mañanitas”
  9. “La Murga”
  10. “Christmas And You”
  11. “Regalo De Reyes”
  12. “Feliz Navidad”


Tour Dates

Aug     16 – Saint Paul, MN – Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
           17 – Valparaiso, IN – Prairie Magic Music Fest
           23 – Plymouth, NH – The Flying Monkey 
           24 – Trois-Riviéres, Quebec – Trois-Riviéres en Blues Festival

           29 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
           30 – Akron, OH – E.J. Thomas Hall

           31 – Kittanning, PA – John P. Murtha Amphitheater

Sept   06 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Resort and Casino
          07 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
          12 – Albany, NY – Skyloft
          13 – Salisbury, MA – Blue Ocean Music Hall
          14 – North Truro, MA – Payomet Performing Arts Center
          15 – East Greenwich, RI – Greenwich Odeum
          19 – Beaumont, TX – Jefferson Theater  
20 – New Braunfels, TX – Gruene Hall
          28 – Pelham, TN – The Caverns

Oct    01 – Olympia, WA – Washington Center for the Performing Arts
          02 – Kirkland, WA – Kirkland Performance Center
          03 – Edmonds, WA – Edmonds Center for the Arts
          04 – Mount Vernon, WA – Lincoln Theatre
          05 – Federal Way, WA – Performing Arts and Event Center of Federal Way
          06 – Perris, CA – Lake Perris Fairgrounds
          09 – Modesto, CA – Gallo Center for the Arts
          10 – Visalia, CA – Visalia Fox Theater
 11 – Long Beach, CA – Museum of Latin American Art
          12 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
          13 – Cheyenne, WY – Cheyenne Civic Center
          17 – Staten Island, NY – St. George Theatre
          18 – Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury
          19 – Collingswood, NJ – Scottish Rite Auditorium
20 – Kingston, NY – Ulster Performing Arts Center
          26 – San Diego, CA – Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Nov     7 – Toledo, OH – Stranahan Theater
           8 – St Louis, MO – The Sheldon
           9 – Bartlett, TN – Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center
          14 – Hopewell, VA – The Beacon Theatre
          16 – Owings Mills, MD – The Gordon Center for Performing Arts
          17 – Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27

Dec     8 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
           9 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
          10 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
          12 – Washington, DC – City Winery
          13 – Washington, DC – City Winery
14 – New York, NY – The Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture
          15 – Philadelphia, PA – City Winery
          16Philadelphia, PA – City Winery
          18 – Boston, MA – City Winery
          19 – Boston, MA – City Winery
          27 – Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon Club
          28 – Santa Calrita, CA – The Canyon Santa Clarita
          29 – Pasadena, CA – The Rose
          31 – Montclair, CA – The Canyon Montclair

Jan       25 – Redding, CA – Cascade Theatre

Feb      9 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
11 – Key West, FL – Key West Theater
            13 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theatre
            22 – Toronto, Ontario – Koerner Hall