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Artists on Recording Techniques by Jeff Touzeau

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4. A Night on the Town with Los Lobos

Since their 1984 debut, How Will the Wolf Survive?, Los Lobos has had a successful, unrelenting run of rock ’n roll, film soundtracks, even traditional Mexican music. The group has worked alongside some of the best producers in the world—folks such as John Leckie, T-Bone Burnett, Mitchell Froom, and Tchad Blake. By touring extensively on their own and with the likes of Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, they have also earned a loyal international fan base.

Los Lobos‘ latest effort, The Town and the City, was produced entirely by the group and represents a significant departure from previous records—for one thing, the record has a strong conceptual theme running through it from start to finish. It is also a ...

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