The Crossroads Guitar Festival hit Madison Square Garden in April this year with tickets selling out in the blink of an eye. It's no wonder either, with some of the best guitarists in music history making up the line-up at the 2013 event including the Allman Brothers Band, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Keith Urban, Gary Clark Jr., Vince Gill, John Mayer and, of course, festival organiser Eric Clapton. Clapton has been curating this event since 2004 with talent-filled festival taking place every 3 years in aid of the Crossroads Center Antigua - a private drug rehabilitation centre founded by the artist himself.
For many people in Britain their abiding memory of LA Chicano outfit Los Lobos will be an effervescent cover version of Ricky Valen's classic 'La Bamba', released way back in 1987. Taken from the film soundtrack of the same name which topped the American album charts, ostensibly a comfortable living then beckoned for the group, dressed up in mariacahi tat whilst crooning to drunken Las Vegas gamblers, as indeed the release prior to Tin Can Trust suggested. Few artists can survive recording an album of Disney cover versions with their dignity in place, but as Los Lobos have consistently proven, they are far from as the title of their debut album put it Just another band from East LA'.
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