David Hidalgo

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David Hidalgo
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Hidalgo performing with Los Lobos on the South Lawn of the White House, October 13, 2009
Background information
Birth nameDavid Kent Hidalgo
Born (1954-10-06) October 6, 1954 (age 64)
Los Angeles, California, United States
GenresChicano rock, roots rock, Tex-Mex, Americana, cowpunk
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, accordion, violin, 6-string banjo, cello, requinto jarocho, percussion, drums, guitar
Associated actsLos Lobos, Los Super Seven, Latin Playboys, Houndog

David Kent Hidalgo (born October 6, 1954, in Los Angeles[1]) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his work with the band Los Lobos. He is also a member of the supergroup Los Super Seven and of the Latin Playboys, a side project made up of some of the members of Los Lobos. With Mike Halby of Canned Heat, he formed another band, Houndog, as a side project. He also appeared on national television in the U.S., backing Tom Waits.

Hidalgo's songs have been covered by the Jerry Garcia Band, Waylon Jennings, Bonnie Raitt and others. He has performed in Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival since its inception in 2004, most recently in April 2013 at Madison Square Garden with Los Lobos. Eric Clapton joined the band on stage for their song "Burn It Down", from their latest album, Tin Can Trust. His son, David Hidalgo Jr., is the current drummer for Social Distortion.

In addition to his work with Los Lobos, Hidalgo frequently plays musical instruments such as accordion, violin, 6-string banjo, cello, requinto jarocho, percussion, drums and guitar as a session musician on other artists' releases.


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Music videos[edit]

Year Video
1990 "Hey Good Lookin'" (with Buckwheat Zydeco and Dwight Yoakam)


  1. ^ Holly George-Warren, editor. The Rolling stone encyclopedia of rock & roll. Fireside (2001), p. 579. ISBN 0-7432-0120-5.

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