2008. “Songs of Wood & Steel” Los Cenzontles with David Hidalgo.
Pete Sears played piano on “Red River Road”.
Other guests were: Linda Ronstadt, Julian Gonzalez, and the Estrada Brothers. Pete later played a show with Los Cenzontles and Dave Hidalgo at Yoshi’s in Oakland. He said it was one of the most enjoyable shows he had been a part of…a mixture of Mexican traditional dancing and music and psychedelic rock. Very cool. Pete hadn’t played with Dave since he used to sit in with Los Lobos during the “Further Festival” shows (he was with Hot Tuna), and when they would come by the Fillmore West.
Eugene Rodriguez, a classical guitarist, runs Los Cenzontles along with the Mexican Arts Center, a community cultural center founded in San Pablo by Eugene in 1989. An innovative group of musicians and dancers that amplifies the roots of Mexican culture, they are led by Eugene, who has been schooling them in arcane Mexican folk music styles since their youths. — with Linda Ronstadt, Los Cenzontles, Eugene Rodriguez and Los Lobos.