Los Souper

Los Souper

The Carleans (Duo)

Sun, May 5, 2019

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 18 and over

Los Souper
Los Souper
Cinco de Mayo 2018 offered the rare year when the holiday fell on a Saturday. Some folks celebrate May 5th with a tequila no matter what day. But this supergroup of New England roots musicians with Blues, Zydeco, and Outlaw Country cred took advantage of the dance floor at the famous Knickerbocker Cafe to explore the Tex-Mex musical niche for folks short of airfare for San Antonio!

The Western Swing redux that is in high gear in speak easys across the northeast has brought bits of this infectious repetoire to many bands, but Los Souper starts at the very center of the San Antonio sound pioneered by Doug Sahm whose early Beatles style with the Sir Douglas Quintet was mixed back with Tejano’s fusion of Mexican and country traditions into the Texas Tornados, Sahm’s later effort with Augie Meyers and Freddie Fender.
And just prior to his untimely passing in 1999, one of Sahm’s many collaborations, Los Super Seven, conceived by Dan Goodman, debuted. That morphing supergroup was an organization (or lack thereof) inspiration for our Los Souper effort, that mixes fabulous talents from the northeast with a latin blues and Bakersfield country undercurrent giving homage to the original Los Super while also reflecting its debut in Westerly, RI the culinary center for “Soupy”, i.e. Soppressata Sausage. Westerly’s Knickerbocker Cafe has been at the center of the vibrant alt. Connecticut music scene that has given rise to roots as varied as Roomful of Blues and the Hoolios while serving also as a home for Texas artists in the road, from Johnny Nicholas and Rosie Flores to Jimmy Vaughn, Delbert, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Sue Foley, and many more.
At the core of the Los Souper project is the Boston based national touring quartet of Ward Hayden and the Outliers who continue the work of their earlier iteration, Girls Guns and Glory. Part of the neo-throwback trend in country music, Hayden’s prolific contemporary songwriting echos decidedly classic influences from Hank Williams and Merle Haggard to Buddy Holly. Their eclectic repetoire had already experimented with mixing latin and country into a potent musical tornado. To their rockabilly formation we’ve added a decidedly Mariachi instrumentation provided by veterans with long local resumes and touring histories including having appeared on stage with several of the original Texas Tornados. This includes members of the Mystic Horns, a longtime Knickerbocker house band and the Squeezebox Stompers and Mystic Playboys, backdoor creole projects that put Louisana sound in our local juke joints.
The Carleans (Duo)
Venue Information:
ONCE Ballroom
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143