Los Angeles, California
May 26, 2012
there was a concert following the show, "Evangeline, The
Queen of Make Believe," featuringCava,and
Commons, Mark Guerrero, and Little Willie G.
"Evangeline, The Queen of Make-Believe" isa
play written by Louie Perez of Los Lobos, Rose Portillo, and
Theresa Chavez, which played at the Bootleg Theater in the
Echo Park district of Los Angeles. The initial run was May
3-27, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Due to
popular demand, two shows were added, Friday, June 1st, and
Saturday, June 2nd. The play, which is inspired by Los
Lobos' song "Evangeline," is about an East L.A. devoted
daughter by day and Hollywood go go dancer by night. The
story takes place in the 1960s amid the political turbulence
of the Viet Nam War and the East L.A. student walkouts,
featuring the songbook of Louie Perez and David Hidalgo of
Los Lobos. The music is performed by the band Cava
offstage, with Cava's lead vocalist Claudia Gonzales
brilliantly singing the songs on stage amongst the actors.
At the concert on May 26th, Mark Guerrero performed his
first recording, "Get Your Baby" by Mark & the Escorts, his
1972 Capitol Records single "I'm Brown," and his father's
pachuco classic, "Los Chucos Suaves. The video of "I'm
Brown" is not included below because the video camera shut
off in the middle of the song.
Guerrero (lead vocal / guitar), John Valenzuela (guitar), Walter
Miranda (piano), Adam Topol (drums),
and Alfredo Ortiz (congas, timbales, percussion)
performed on videos below:
"Get Your Baby" and " Los Chucos Suaves"
"Get Your Baby" music by Thomas - Edwards
"Los Chucos Suaves" words & music by Lalo Guerrero