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Steve Berlin discusses Los Lobos Grammy winner ‘Native Sons’

Editor’s note: Los Lobos tours this summer with the Tedeschi Trucks Band, which includes shows in Sacramento on Aug. 23 and Reno on Aug. 28. Perhaps no rock band is better suited to make an album covering songs by other artists than Los Lobos. For 40-plus years, this great...
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Steve Berlin of Los Lobos :: Transmissions

This week on Transmissions, the final episode of the season: Steve Berlin. Steve plays saxophone in Los Lobos, whose new album is called, Native Sons. It features Los Angeles-centric covers by the likes of WAR, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and Thee Midniters. But Steve’s a fascinating figure on his own. He came up in the punk scenes of LA, playing with The Blasters and the Flesh Eaters, but since then he’s gone on to work with everyone from Rickie Lee Jones to The Replacements, The Go-Gos to R.E.M. and many more. Transmissions will return in January 2022. Until then, dig into the archives.
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