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Y La Bamba Comes to Songbyrd on May 16

Luz Elena Mendoza of Y La Bamba poses in a car

Y La Bamba recently announced the April 28 release of their new album Lucha with the new single, “Dibujos De Mi Alma.” The new album is aptly time for a tour that passes through Washington D.C. with a stop at Songbyrd on May 16. NPR Music said, “[‘Dibujos de Mi Alma’] captures how it feels to yearn for someone while trying to avoid the pitfalls of toxic love.”

Pitchfork acclaimed, “Part wistful indie pop, part psychedelic folk, the lead single from the group’s seventh album, Lucha, makes peace with ambivalence.” Alchemical Records says, “‘Dibujos de Mi Alma’ is Latin psychedelia, juxtaposing sweetly delivered vocals amidst an always engaging ambience and swaying rhythms.”

David Wax Museum Brings Mexo-Americana to the U.S.

David Wax Museum - Photo by Tristan Williams

Folk husband-and-wife duo David Wax and Suz Slezak are the brains behind David Wax Museum, a self-described “Mexo-Americana” band based out of Charlottesville, Virginia. The duo’s sound is distinctly marked by the Mexican influences that made them famous, both in style, content, and instrumentation. Creating music for 14 years, seven of those years with a growing family, David and Suz are professionals in the game with appearances on CBS This Morning: Saturday, NPR’s World Cafe, and Tiny Desk. Learn more about David Wax Museum’s journey of discovery with contributing writer Jaci Jedrych in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Bringing ‘60s Heat to the 21st Century: de la Parra Continues Legacy of His Woodstock Band

Canned Heat - Press Photo

Fito de la Parra is likely one of the few people on earth who can say he helped hijack a helicopter—without getting arrested. The Canned Heat drummer fondly recalls how he and his bandmates were desperately trying to make it to Woodstock for their set in the summer of ‘69, but all roads to the upstate New York hamlet were impossibly jammed. In the years that followed, Canned Heat has since become an acclaimed international act. Learn more about the band’s exciting journey, as contributing writer Eric Althoff sits down with de la Parra in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, including details on their upcoming Annapolis show.