David Hidalgo is the driving vocal and guitar force of East LA’s Los Lobos and Latin Playboys, the former of which took border-hopping cultural collisions onto the world stage with a series of chart-topping songs and albums.
Marc Ribot (ex Tom Waits ex Lounge Lizards and just plain excellent guitarist) is the ex leader of downtown NY’s “The Prosthetic Cubans” (Los Cubanos Postizos).
Their musical excursions across the borders between cultures, styles and genres were the perfect preparation for this ambitious new project. West Coast meet East Coast, Real meets Prosthetic, and guitar meets guitar in a rocking post roots pan Latin rave up/descarga. Together they have forged a unique partnership where immigrant neighborhoods meet intellectual nuance – creating truly new music to stir your heart, challenge your head and move your body. They’re accompanied by original Cubanos Postizos cohorts Brad Jones (bass), Anthony “The Professor” Coleman (keyboards), EJ Rodriguez (perc), and drummer Cougar Estrada of Los Lobos.
“At times Ribot played with the wasp-like sting of the young, Bluesbreakers-era Eric Clapton, Hidalgo replying with legato lines rich in lyricism. At other times they reversed these roles or mixed them up. The result: a profoundly memorable evening.” - The Australian review at Sydney Opera House
"Choserita Plena" - Live at Sydney Opera House
"Chinese Surprize" - Live at Sydney Opera House
“David Hidalgo & Marc Ribot duo at Cactus Café (Austin)”
David Hidalgo and Marc Ribot perform Merle Haggard's The Running Kind
David Hidalgo and Marc Ribot, The Neighborhood
Austin 360’s preview of Border Music (Link | PDF)
Border Music Australian Review (Link | PDF)
Click on Tours and Events for current and future dates
1/26/2013 - Hidalgo and Ribot in DUO - Flynn Center of the Performing Arts - Burlington, VT
10/24/2012 – SFJazz Festival
10/23/2012 – Hidalgo and Ribot in DUO - L2 Arts & Culture Center - Denver, CO
Border Music in Residency presented by Texas Performing Arts:
11/28/11: Center for Mexican-American Studies (UT Austin). David & Marc discuss Border Music.
11/28/11: Guitar Workshop w/ Marc Ribot
11/29/11: Cactus Café (Austin): David and Marc discuss Border Music w/ Jody Denberg for KUT’s “Views and Brews”
11/30/11: (US Premiere) Texas Performing Arts at University of Texas at Austin – Bass Hall
8/22/11: Strad Blu Festival (Faenza, Italy). David Hidalgo & Marc Ribot Duo
6/2/10: VividLive Festival at Sydney Opera House. Curated by Laurie Anderson & Lou Reed
10/10 & 10/11/09: (Premiere) Century of Song Festival – RuhrTriennale (Germany). Curator and musical director Marc Ribot