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David Hidalgo & Marc Ribot

Flynn Center presents

Guitarists from Los Lobos & Los Cubanos Postizos David Hidalgo & Marc Ribot “Border Music”

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  • Saturday, January 26, 2013, 8:00 PM


“A profoundly memorable evening.” —The Australian

"Marc Ribot is a one-of-a-kind guitarist equally adept providing an atmospheric backdrop for Tom Waits as he is calling down the heavens with skronky free jazz." —Los Angeles Times

"David Hidalgo pushes the sonic envelope, obliterating genre barriers, and—when the situation calls for it—ripping like his head is on fire." —Guitar Player

David Hidalgo, guitar, vocals; Marc Ribot, guitar

The East Coast debut of Border Music brings together two supremely cosmopolitan guitarists, Marc Ribot and David Hidalgo, in their first appearance as a duo. As lead guitarist and vocalist of the legendary Los Lobos, Hidalgo has been a creative force straddling the border of rock, R&B, cumbia, Tex-Mex, and country for four decades. In the 1990s, he co-led the wildly experimental roots band Latin Playboys with fellow Lobos member Louie Pérez. Ribot is a celebrated denizen of New York's wild and wooly "Downtown" scene, where his Los Cubanos Postizos devised ingeniously bent arrangements of classic Arsenio Rodriguez tunes. Both men have served as instrumental muses to Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, T-Bone Burnett, Robert Plant, and Tonio K., and each possess a list of individual collaborations as long as your arm. The resulting Border Music is rootsy, soulful, and hugely entertaining.

Flynn Blog: Three Decades Under the Influence of David Hidalgo and Marc Ribot by Flynn Artistic Direct Steve MacQueen

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This performance is supported by endowments initiated through challenge grants from the Ford, Argosy, and Doris Duke Charitable foundations and matched by generous support from the community; and by Andrea's Legacy Fund, used to protect and maintain the Flynn's performing arts and education programs.

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