Episode 33: The Steve Berlin Conversation


Steve Berlin learned it the right way. Some of you may know Steve from his being a member of Los Lobos. He’s also been a member of The Blasters and Top Jimmy And The Rhythm Pigs. He was born in Philly and subsequently moved to LA and cut his teeth working on just about every style of music you can mention.  His resume as a producer and sideman is incredible Angelique Kidjo, John Lee Hooker , Smithereens, Willy Nelson , Sheryl Crowe, Pual Simon , Rickie Lee Jones , Buckwheat Zydeco , Doug Sahm the list goes on and on and on. Charlie and Steve got to sit down over the weekend during the Monterrey Jazz festival and have a great conversation. Steve talks about how Los Lobos broke, his friendship and apprenticeship/touring experiences with Lee Allen ( Look up Lee Allen…….LEGEND ) and making it as a young musician in the wilds of late 70’s Los Angeles. An incredible addition to the world of Compared To What.

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