Portland, Oregon-based art-folk sextet Y La Bamba is fronted by singer-songwriter Luz Elena Mendoza. The daughter of a Mexican immigrant, Mendoza draws musical influences from the music she grew up hearing; mariachi, accordion and traditional rhythms from Mexico. Together with Y La Bamba band members, the group crafted a musical style that fuses elements of folk, acoustic and Latin with Mendoza’s ethereal vocal stylings. Y La Bamba’s members also include Ben Meyercord, Mike Kitson, Eric Schrepel, Paul Cameron and Scott Magee.
Currently Y La Bamba is on tour in support of their third full-length release, Court The Storm. The band will be in Austin tonight to perform a headlining show at Cactus Cafe. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music starts at 8:30 pm. All ages are welcome. Advance tickets are available for this show here. Austin-based The Light Upstairs open. Visit the event post on Do512 here.
The Cactus Cafe & Bar is located at 2247 Guadalupe Street. It is across from the University Co-op and is located in the southwest corner of the Texas Union building. The Texas Union, at the corner of 24th and Guadalupe, is on the University of Texas campus. Entrance to the Cactus is through the main West Mall Lobby.
Listen to Court The Storm from Y La Bamba below, produced by by Grammy Award-winner Steve Berlin of Los Lobos.