Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents La Santa Cecilia

On the West Coast leg of a national tour, La Santa Cecilia visited the Acoustic Guitar Sessions studio to perform three songs.

La Santa Cecilia is on a roll.

In 2014, this LA-based band’s powerhouse singer, the multi-instrumentalist Marisol Hernandez, co-wrote the haunting ballad “Losing Game” with Elvis Costello, earning their debut recording, Treinta Días, a Grammy for Best Latin Rock Album.

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That album—rife with pop and folk songs cloaked in cumbia, bossa nova, and other simmering Latin rhythms—also featured the immigration protest song “El Hielo (ICE),” signaling a commitment to a social-justice issue that is close to the band’s collective heart.

La Santa Cecilia recently released its fourth major-label album, Buenaventura (Universal), performed a high-profile Disney concert, garnered a profile in the LA Times, and played at an immigration rally on Capitol Hill.

On the West Coast leg of a national tour, La Santa Cecilia visited the Acoustic Guitar Sessions studio to perform three songs: the politically oriented “Nunca Más” and the ballad “I Won’t Cry for You,” both from the latest album; and a cover of the Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever,” with a nod to the farm workers who pick those strawberries, from the band’s 2014 album Someday New.

Greg Cahill
Greg Cahill

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