October 12, 2018
Contact: Jessica Wilson Cardenas

Good Morning, Aztlán

The Words, Pictures and Songs of Louie Pérez

Release Date: OCTOBER 2018

170 PAGES, 6 × 9 INCHES WORLDWIDE, FIRST PUBLICATION PAPER 978-1-882688-57-9 $21.95

Order your copy here!  


Louie Pérez is a master musician and innovative visual artist who has spent the last forty years as founding member and principal songwriter for the internationally acclaimed group Los Lobos.

Working with his songwriting partner, David Hidalgo, Pérez has written more than four hundred songs. Many of those songs, along with previously unpublished poems and short stories as well as paintings, sketches, and photos, are collected in this deeply personal, yet universally appealing volume.

The book also features essays by musicians, artists and scholars who artfully dissect the significance of Pérez’s work. Good Morning, Aztlán is, without question, a different kind of memoir.

“I’ve been blessed to watch Louie Pérez evolve from a songwriter who mimicked the traditional yet inspirational lyrics of American rhythm & blues and Mexican corridos into a damn good ‘serious’ songwriter whose best work stands equal to that of those two master songwriters of spiritual exploration—Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.”

—Dave Alvin of the Blasters


Louie Pérez on his book: Good Morning Aztlán

Louie Perez Good Morning Aztlán from Latinopia.com on Vimeo.

About the Author

LOUIE PÉREZ is an American songwriter, percussionist and guitarist for the multiple Grammy Award-winning band Los Lobos. Pérez songs have been showcased on every Los Lobos recording, beginning with “And A Time To Dance” and continuing through the band’s most recent album, “Gates of Gold.” Pérez also co-wrote songs with his writing partner David Hidalgo for two critically praised albums by Latin Playboys. Many recording artists, including Waylon Jennings, Jerry Garcia, and Robert Plant, have covered Pérez’s songs. His prose work has been published in a number of periodicals, including the Los Angeles Times Magazine, LA Weekly and the New York arts journal BOMB. As a visual artist, he has exhibited his paintings and sculpture in many prominent galleries and museums in Los Angeles and New York.

Good Morning, Aztlán Book Tour

Oct. 26: 4pm - 10pm at Tia Chucha's Annual Fundraising Gala

             LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes: 501 N. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

             Louie Perez will be an honoree of Tia Chucha's

             Purchase your Gala tickets here

Dec. 1: 11am KPFK Poet's Cafe interview, Los Angeles, CA 90.7FM


Past Events

Nov. 10: 6-7pm at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, Whittier College

Jan. 5: 4pm at the Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, Washington 

May 20: 7pm at the Bookshop Santa Cruz, CA

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