Friday, January 25, 2013, 7pm doors
The Fox Theatre, Redwood City CA
Voices of Latin Rock Autism Awareness Benefit Concert at the Fox Theatre Redwood City
Richard Bean & Sapo
40th Anniversary of Suavecito
Plus Special Guests!
Celebrating their 40th anniversary, TIERRA’s invigorating blend of R & B, Latin and Pop was the precursor to many Hispanic artists. They have performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, The American Music Awards, The Greek Theatre, American Bandstand, The Rose Bowl and concert venues worldwide.
TIERRA, named “Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Group” by Billboard Cashbox, Record World, and BRE (Black Radio Exclusive), is the first Hispanic act to have four songs on the national pop charts, and two songs simultaneously in the top 100. They have shared the stage with some of the biggest stars of the musical world, including Michael Jackson, James Brown, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, John Cougar Mellencamp, Lionel Richie, Linda Ronstadt, and many more.
Tierra also worked with some of the greatest artists of the Salsa music world such as Eddie Palmieri, Mongo Santamaria, Hector Lavoe, Ruben Blades, Willie Colon, just to name a few. Leader of the band, Rudy Salas holds the foundation of the group strong as he leads TIERRA into the new millenium. With their new CD, “On the Right Track”, this is one band that will not stop!
RICHARD BEAN & SAPO
“In the annals of Bay Area music, Malo’s “Suavecito” will no doubt go down as the ultimate Latino love song. The San Francisco Latin rock group’s 1972 hit featured the voice of Richard Bean, who wrote it. Today the longtime Hayward resident is still going strong with Sapo, now celebrating 40 years of performing his tune with the band he formed after leaving Malo. Sapo (the name translates as “Frog”) also got national exposure with a very nice self-titled album; barrio low-rider classics such as “Can’t Make It,” “Sapo’s Montuño,” and “Ritmo del Corazón” came out of that now-collectible LP. The incorporation of R&B, percussion and jazz elements made this band’s sound unique. Richard Bean was instrumental in upping the funk quotient in the then novel sound.”
Ruckatan Latin Tribe’s music is a fusion of Latin, Reggae and World Music. The seven members of the band all have contributed to the Latin rock scene in the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally with various Latin, reggae and rock acts. Hailing from three different continents, they infuse their cultures and love of their roots into their music. The band is comprised of Carlos Elizalde on lead vocals and hand percussions; Jose Angel Amador on vocals and keys; Blaine Hoopes on keys, various woodwinds and vocals; Derek Rolando on congas and timbales; Brian Camara on drums and percussions; Ray Uribes on bass/vocals and Ed “Loveletter” Elizalde on guitar.
The band plays high energy Latin Rock music, and was formed in the Mission District of San Francisco. Puro Bandido was instrumental in the development of Border Rock – crossing all borders; having no boundaries. Their sound is a combination of old school and new sounds created by a combination of driving percussion, an incomparable rhythm section and vocals to match. Puro Bandido is a highly acclaimed Latin Rock Band featuring Richard Segovia, Johnny Gunn, Rolando “Choco” Contreras, Angel Arozco, Rafael Ramirez, and Steve Salinas. The members of this band have written and/or performed with the likes of Carlos Santana, Stevie Wonder, Eddie Money, Randy Jackson, Tommy Castro, Kool & the Gang, Tower of Power and more.
Tickets only $25 for a limited time.