The sounds of old-school, Texas Chicano R&B will fill NYC’s Damrosch Park as Adrian Quesada (formerly of Grupo Fantasma) brings the 2018 Nacional Records, Amazon Original album Look at My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul to life with the help of Tejano trailblazers Johnny Hernandez of Little Joe & the Latinaires, Ruben Ramos, Jonny Benavidez, Eric Burton, Kam Franklin, Paul Schalda, and a multigenerational all-star Texas band.
A rich mixture of blues, rock ‘n’ roll, and classic mariachi, the project highlights the unsung musical heroes of 1950s and ‘60s San Antonio. The lineup for the evening also includes soul revival legend Lee Fields & the Expressions and Austin Music Awards’ Best New Band, the psychedelic Black Pumas.
“Texas soul to me is a unique Texas take on what we know as soul music, in a way that could have only happened in this state. You had this melting pot of black, brown, white; and you had proximity to the Mexican border adding influence…what has been exciting to me about making this record has been the process of working with some of these living legends – getting them in the studio, hearing and documenting their lifetime of stories…and honor the fact that these people opened the door for us to do what we do now.” – Adrian Quesada
Last October saw the arrival of the Amazon Original Look at My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul on Amazon Music. Curated by Nacional Records, this lovingly-crafted project finds GRAMMY-winning Texas producer Adrian Quesada returning us deep inside the heart of a unique multicultural fusion with the assistance of many original musicians who gave birth to this distinctive regional sound, along with a new generation of Texas musicians who they inspired. The album released to critical acclaim and the Lincoln Center show marks the first live performance gathering this talented group of musicians.
Listen to Look at My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul,on Amazon Music, here:http://amazon.com/lookatmysoul
About Lincoln Center Out of Doors:
Today, Lincoln Center announced its 49th annual Out of Doors festival season, offering free music, dance, family events, and spoken word performances in Damrosch Park and across the Lincoln Center campus from July 24 – August 11. This year’s festival showcases the unique talents of NYC-based dancers, performers, and musicians alongside renowned international artists for a multifaceted experience of the arts.
All events are FREE, require no tickets, and take place on Lincoln Center’s campus between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, from West 62nd Street to West 65th Street (except where noted). Visit LCOutOfDoors.org for more information and program updates.