Gary Hobbs | Photo: Thomas Vasquez / Tommy Gunz Photography
“I wanted to pay a tribute to ’70s Chicano music,” said Hobbs. “It was that style of music that influenced me growing up in Eagle Pass. What a blessing to have legends David Marez and Joe Posada along with the next Chicano generation sounds of LA 45 collaborating on this project.”
“Querida” — Gary Hobbs, David Marez, Joe Posada ft. La 45
“That’s who I listened to Chicano first and I was hooked,” Hobbs tells Tejano Nation. “I was just amazed with the Royal Jesters, how many singers that could sing solo, and Latin Breed, those two bands, those were my favorites.”
Hobbs had dreamed of recording a duet with former Latin Breed lead vocalistJimmy Edward, but unfortunately, thelegendary singer passed awayin February 2020. Hobbs heard that La 45 areworking on a tribute albumfor Jimmy Edward and thought it would be great to have them collaborate on “Querida.”
“It was a total collaboration,” said Hobbs. “Hope this makes some of you go back in time and reminisce of the ’70s Chicano sound!”
“Querida” is a project for the fans and currently isn’t available to buy but can be streamed on theGary Hobbs Official YouTube channeland other digital music platforms. An official music video for “Querida” is currently in the plans for the near future.
Hobbs plans to release another single, “Quizas Yo,” from his current albumLo Que Amoand will head back to the studio to write and record music for a follow-up album.
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