Get ready to have a rockin’ New Year’s Eve with New Blues Revolution as they perform in a double-bill show with Los Lobos at The Canyon Montclair in Montclair, California on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. New Blues Revolution will perform at 7 p.m. and will play until approximately 9 p.m. when Los Lobos will perform.
Los Lobos dropped their premiere platter over three decades ago. The band released their debut album, Los Lobos del Este de Los Ángeles (Just another band from East L.A.) in 1978. Of course, Los Lobos has long been more than “just another” flash in the pan and is still active in the industry. In a recent email Los Lobos lyricist Louie Pérez said:
“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.”
Los Lobos’ signature sound is rooted in such traditional music as boleros, cumbia, and norteños. It is heavily influenced by an assortment of other music genres including the blues, brown-eyed soul, country, folk, rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, Tex-Mex, and zydeco. The band garnered international attention back in 1987 with their now-famous adaptation of the classic Ritchie Valens hit “La Bamba” which climbed to number one in the US and a few other countries.
Los Lobos was first nominated for induction into the world-famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Their most recent release is Llego Navidad. Released this past October, the record Christmas songs from South and Central America.
New Blues Revolution
New Blues Revolution is a Los Angeles-based band founded by Bill Grisolia (lead vocals and keyboards) and Chap Cooper (guitar). The current roster also includes Fred Beato (drums).
New Blues Revolution is aptly named as they work to lead the way in the new blues movement. Some have compared their music to that of such other artists as Joe Bonamassa, Black Keys, White Stripes, and John Mayer. Their music is inspired by the likes of Jeff Beck, Coldplay, Willie Dixon, Elton John, Ben Folds, Howling Wolf, Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and the Rolling Stones.
Their signature sound is a post-modern bluesy blend of multiple music genres, including blues, rock, jazz, and pop. The group has racked up many live performances both locally and internationally. They have opened for such acts as Canned Heat, Rick Derringer, Macy Gray, David Lindley, Lowrider Band, Lee Rocker, Bobby Rush, Leon Russell, Starship, The Tubes, and (of course) Los Lobos.
Their music has been praised by critics both online and off. They’ve played in major night clubs and at many different festivals as well. Television appearances include various live satellite broadcasts from New York City, New York to prime-time TV in Spain.
In a recent email Grisola discussed the upcoming event:
“Sharing a stage with Los Lobos is a dream come true and even more so on New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles. As one of LA’s preeminent homegrown musical acts of the modern era, Los Lobos’s level of artistic accomplishment is nonpareil – and they are a great party band! Their concerts, particularly here in their hometown, are characterized by joyful abandon – and isn’t that exactly what you want in a NYE band?!”
He concluded: “We are thrilled to be asked to open for Lobos on this night in particular. It is recognition of the New Blues Revolution’s years of playing in the greater LA area and regionally – playing our high energy blend of original and artistic cover selections. And it is the recognition that our mix of blues-inspired British and American rock styles successfully connects with LA’s discriminating audience.” Perhaps THE hot ticket in all of LA on NYE, a splendid time and memorable experience is guaranteed for all!”
Ticket prices range from $48.00 to $108.00. There is a two-drink minimum. Anyone 18 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Admission price includes a midnight champagne toast.