David Hidalgo is best known for his work with the band Los Lobos. He is also a member of the supergroups Los Super Seven and The Latin Playboys, a side project band made up of some of the members of Los Lobos. He also formed another side project band with Mike Halby of Canned Heat, called Houndog. Most recently, he appeared on national television in the US backing Tom Waits.
Hidalgo’s songs have been covered by the Jerry Garcia Band, Waylon Jennings, Bonnie Raitt and others. He performed at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010.
In addition to playing with Los Lobos, he plays a wide variety of musical instruments such as the accordion, violin, 6-string banjo, cello, requinto jarocho, percussion, drums and guitar as a session musician for other artists’ releases.
The legendary master of guitar, accordion, violin, six-string banjo, cello, requinto jarocho and percussion is joined by his sons David Hidalgo Jr. (drummer for Social Distortion) and Vincent Hidalgo (Mariachi el Bronx) on the guitarrón, a traditional Mexican acoustic bass.