Los Lobos, 'Will The Wolf Survive' The band gives an exuberant performance of one of its most enduring and beloved songs.
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Los Lobos, 'Will The Wolf Survive'

"Will The Wolf Survive" has been one of Los Lobos' most enduring and beloved songs since its release on the band's 1984 album, How Will The Wolf Survive? Produced by T-Bone Burnett and Steve Berlin, it was a pivotal release for Los Lobos. Not only did it showcase each member's excellent musicianship and ability to incorporate various genres — including R&B, rock, blues and traditional Mexican music — but it also established them as songwriters who boldly take on topics like immigration.

At the Americana Music Honors & Awards, held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium in September, Los Lobos received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance and offered up an exuberant rendition of "Will The Wolf Survive."