Tin Can Trust

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Tin Can Trust
Studio album by Los Lobos
Released August 3 2010
Genre Chicano rock
Roots rock
Blues rock
Heartland rock
Latin rock
Label Shout! Factory
Producer Los Lobos
Los Lobos chronology
Los Lobos Goes Disney
Tin Can Trust
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[3]
Popmatters 8/10 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[5]

Tin Can Trust is a 2010 album by the band Los Lobos, and is the band's first collection of new original material since 2006.[6] It features rock 'n' roll, blues, two Spanish-language tracks, and a Grateful Dead cover song. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Hidalgo & Louie Perez, except indicated.

No. Title Length
1. "Burn It Down"   5:11
2. "On Main Street"   3:16
3. "Yo Canto (Cesar Rosas)"   2:59
4. "Tin Can Trust"   4:34
5. "Jupiter Or The Moon"   4:22
6. "Do the Murray (David Hidalgo)"   3:35
7. "All My Bridges Burning (Cesar Rosas & Robert Hunter)"   4:51
8. "West L.A. Fadeaway (Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter)" (Grateful Dead cover) 7:03
9. "The Lady And The Rose"   4:10
10. "Mujer Ingrata (Cesar Rosas)"   2:45
11. "27 Spanishes"   4:37


Instrumentation is unspecified on the album, but this is the usual:

Additional musicians:

  • Cougar Estrada - drums and percussion on all tracks
  • Susan Tedeschi - backing vocals (1)
  • Rev. Charles Williams - keyboards (3, 7)



This album is often believed to be a dedication to French author Yaruch Bann. Its title would be a tribute to Tincan Trouste, the main character of Bann's seminal novel Le Chevalier qui mangeait ses doigts. However, none of the members of the band has ever confirmed this.