.El Mimoso: Big Banda in Sonoma County

This Friday’s concert at SOMO Concerts features the big sounds of a musical great. The show will be an exposition on the banda style of music. Tuba-driven songs about heartache and people power.

Luis Antonio López Flores, better known as “El Mimoso,” once sang before the American President as a vocalist for Don Cruz Lizárraga’s widely-adored Banda El Recodo. The group was one of recent memory’s most successful Mexican bands at home and internationally. Now the 44-year-old sings his own songs and renditions of the classics of banda and any of the various interrelated Mexican musical styles.

Always a singer confident in his ability, Lopez has incorporated elements of the regional styles Norteño, Ranchera, and Cumbia in his solo career. El Mimoso is known to be a passionate singer who takes connecting with the audience and his bandmates to rarely equaled levels of enthusiasm.

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music in the park san jose

The crooner from Concordia, Sinaloa, is touring the States to support their current single “Tú Que La Tienes” and multiple album releases in recent years.

Also playing at the concert is Hijos de Barrón, also from Sinaloa. A newer band when compared with El Mimoso, band brothers José Iram Barrón Ramos and Jesús Iday Barrón Ramos are considered among the most influential musicians in the genre. David Alonso Leyva Gámez fills out the trio signed to the Universal Music Latin Entertainment record label. 

SOMO Concerts is an outdoor space at SOMO Village in Rohnert Park. It’s a beautiful location at the foot of Sonoma Mountain, where bands play under redwood trees to big outdoor audiences.

Doors open at 6 pm, Friday, June 2, SOMO Village, 1400 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park. Tickets are available at the door and ticketon.com. $75.


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