(LENOX, Mass.) – Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile makes her Tanglewood debut on Friday, June 26, at 7pm in the Shed. Two days later, on Sunday, June 28, at 2:30pm in the Shed, country-roots artists The Mavericks will share the bill with Mexican-American rock band Los Lobos.
These concerts are the latest additions to Tanglewood’s 2020 Popular Artists Series. Previously announced concerts include Ringo Starr (6/19), Phish’s Trey Anastasio (6/20), Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie (6/21), and James Taylor (7/4).
Brandi Carlile is currently on tour following the release of her 2019 Grammy-winning album, By the Way, I Forgive You. Produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings and recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, the album includes ten new songs written by Carlile and longtime collaborators and bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth, including “The Joke.” Carlile is also riding high on the success of her female country supergroup, the Highwomen, along with Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires.
Later that weekend, on Sunday June 28, at 2:30 p.m., The Mavericks reprise their unique mix of country, Tex-Mex, and Latino sounds at the Koussevitzky Music Shed. The opening act for last August’s Popular Artist concert by the British rock band Squeeze, the Mavericks, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary, will take center stage with a guaranteed party night encompassing everything from their essential hit “Dance the Night Away” to the infectious Tejano-ska hybrid of “Back in Your Arms Again” — and, on occasion, even wild cards like their take on The Beatles’ “Back in the U.S.S.R.”
Roots-rock band Los Lobos (“La Bamba,” “Volver, Volver,” “Let’s Say Goodnight”) play a unique style of rock music blending Americana, Mexican folk and dance music, soul, jazz, and old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. Their innovative fusions, multiple vocalists, and virtuosity often draw comparisons to their North American predecessors, the Canadian-American rock group the Band.