What happens when you toss Rick Treviño, Ruben Ramos, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Joe Ely, John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett with just about every other fantastic musician within a few hundred miles? You get Los Super 7 – the Grammy winning super group singing songs from both sides of the border.
Their three albums (Canto, Los Super Seven and Heard It on the X) feature no less than 20 musicians and what’s more, a vast assortment of groovy tunes.
Some people claim that Heard It On The X isn’t a true Los Super Seven record. Still, it’s the one I like best. It’s a little more “Tex” and a little less “Mex” but that’s not saying the other discs aren’t just as fantastic. Being lazy, I prefer the lyrics in English so I can sing along without having to rely on my college level Spanish classes to figure out what I’m saying. Plus there’s the added bonus of John Hiatt and Joe Ely taking lead vocals.
Whether they sing in Spanish, English or German (just kidding… they don’t) Los Super 7 is a pretty amazing mix of artists and a great way to get your toes wet in a genre that otherwise you might miss.