“Covers” by Los Cenzontles

Los Cenzontles Covers

Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) proudly releases its newest album “Covers” featuring rock n roll n roll covers using Latin rhythms and instruments. Songs will be released as singles, nine total in two-week intervals beginning March 18, 2016. “Covers” includes classic songs by Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Randy Newman, ELO, Jimi Hendrix, The Killers, Robert Palmer, The Pogues & Sixto Rodriguez.

Los Cenzontles founder Eugene Rodriguez grew up third generation Mexican American in Southern California in the 1960’s and 70’s. At family parties he and his brother played rock songs while his uncles and aunts played mariachi music. Rodriguez says, “Los Cenzontles has always been about bridging cultural gaps. This project is another leg of that journey.”

Los Cenzontles (pronounced los senn-sont-less) has made a name for themselves among music aficionados across the US and in Europe creating roots music, cross-cultural projects, collaborating on record and live with David Hidalgo, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, and The Chieftains, among others.

To hear the tracks visit our “Covers” playlist on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyx48W2ztYravXYCCRg3mKrmLOGeowpSV

The singles will be available on major digital distribution and streaming services.

Production Credits: 

Eugene Rodriguez: vocals, guitars, vihuela, guitarra de golpe, requinto jarocho

Emiliano Rodriguez: upright bass & electric bass

Lucina Rodriguez: vihuela & jarana

Fabiola Trujillo: background vocals

Tregar Otton: violins

Miguel Govea: trumpets

Silvestre Martinez: percussion

Carlos Caro: cajon

Leonel Mendoza: harp

Shira Kammen: vielle

Juan Carreon: drums

Hector Espinoza: mariachi arrangments

Recorded by David Luke at Opus Studios, Berkeley, CA. Editing and additional recording by Emiliano Rodriguez at LC Studios, San Pablo, CA. Mixed by Greg Morgenstein at Enormous Studios, Los Angeles, CA. Mastered by Ken Lee at Ken Lee Mastering, Oakland, CA. Original photos and graphic art by Emiliano Rodriguez


© Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center, 2016