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Even though they are from East Los Angeles and have close ties to Los Lobos, there are few repertoires that scream “Gulf Coast” like Tremoloco’s. No matter whether the language is Spanish or English; the style Honky-Tonk, Tex-Mex or Rock and Roll; the dance a Two-Step, Zydeco Stomp or slow drag, Tremoloco plays it with a mastery that makes most local honky-tonk heroes sound like weekend warriors at best. The accordions whir, the guitars smoke and the blues is the blues no matter the language. To properly listen to ‘Tremoloco’s magnificent debut, Dulcinea, one needs the clinking of ice in glasses, the low barroom hubbub of voices and laughter and the occasional Freddy Fender “ay-yay-yay.” The material ranges from the hilarious “Mi Novela” (my soap opera), in which a macho husband can’t get enough of the daily Latin television dramas, to “Tremoloco,” a super-cool instrumental track that should be on a tape loop in every bedroom in America where clothes are on the floor and the sheets are tangled. With Los Lobos son Jason Lozano on drums, Dave Alvin alum Rick Shea on guitars and Tony Zamora’s earthy lyrics and vocals, this band should rapidly become favorites wherever belt buckle polishing is part of the genetic code. Throw Tremoloco on the jukebox anywhere between Los Skarnales and Clifton Chenier, between Freddy Fender and Los Lobos, between Ruben Ramos and Bill Black’s Combo, and you’re on Tremoloco’s musical terra firma, a robust Tex-Mexican Americana. "Houston Press 2008"
Material includes original songs from their current album "Dulcinea" as well as songs from their upcoming release. They also feature well chosen covers honoring some of the artist that have influenced them. This includes Classic Rock and Country, Blues, Zydeco and Old School Latin favorites including very danceable Cumbias, Boleros and Norteno covers.
The band most recently performed at the Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon to rave revues.
It was at this festival they performed an impromptu set with legendary musician Peter Rowan for one of the highlights of the Festival.
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