Conrad Lozano

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Conrad Lozano (born March 21, 1951, in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician, and the bass player for Los Lobos.[1]

Conrad uses a Fender Precision Bass or Lakland Joe Osborn 4 string Bass, for smaller venues he uses Ampeg bass amp and for larger venues he uses Fender Bass amps. His down-to-earth style and walking bass sound is the driving force of the East Los Angeles band Los Lobos. He also sings backing vocal harmony on most of the Los Lobos songs. Some of his influences include Paul McCartney, Carol Kaye, James Jamerson, John Paul Jones, Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson[citation needed]. Conrad is married to Rosemary Lozano and has two children, son Jason Lozano drummer of the blues band The 44's and has one daughter Christina, one granddaughter, Mia Lozano and two grandsons named Riley Lozano, oldest Joshua Lozano who sometimes go on stage and play instruments during a song.

His first band was started in 1966 while a student at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, with Conrad on "Electric Bass and Backing Vocals" his friends Danny "Hunts" Hidalgo (Guitar and Lead Vocals) and Ruben Gonzales (Drums) but they still needed a name for the band and Conrad came up with the name "Euphoria" the band was mostly doing cover songs from Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding and other blues artists for back yard parties, school dances, battle of the bands at ELAC and special events at Kennedy Hall on Atlantic Blvd. The band was also hired to play events for East LA car clubs "Sons Of Soul" and "The New Breed".

The band was popular and at one point the band was approached by Gus Spathius, he a popular concert promoter for the famous El Monte Legion Stadium which was later torn down and leveled. Some bands that Euphoria opened for were; The Time and The Six Pack. Later Euphoria was approached to record but had no original material at that time. Finally After learning of a folk band from New York with the same name and a record deal they were forced to change their name, but ended up disbanding in late 1969.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loza, Steven Joseph (1993). Barrio Rhythm: Mexican American Music in Los Angeles. University of Illinois Press. p. 236. ISBN 978-0-252-06288-9. Retrieved 12 February 2011.