Melanie and the Lost Vaqueros

Melanie and the Lost Vaqueros

Melanie and The Lost Vaqueros is a Philadelphia band formed in 2017.  The band plays a variety of older international tunes, standards, and original material.  The international theme and the band not taking its self too seriously prompted the bilingual name.  Vaqueros means Cowboys in Spanish and fully translates as Melanie and The Lost Cowboys.  Melanie and The Lost Vaqueros won the People’s Choice award in 2019 at The Folk Factory in Philadelphia.  The band has also played at local cafes, for International Women’s Day at the Mt. Airy Art Garage (2020), and several different gigs for the non-profit The New Foundation, benefiting people with disabilities.  

Band members include:

Melanie Jones on lead vocals

Don Garfinkel on guitar, vocals. and harmonica

Don composes original material for the band

Jan Alba

The busiest and most coveted flute player in Philly

Barry Bell on percussion and vocals

Andy Walko on bass

The band describes itself as making a “joyful noise” with an international and nostalgic flair. 

They are offering a Valentine's Day Program with a decidedly international flavor:

Mil Besos (Lots of Kisses)
Tell Me Why
Scotch and Soda
M’Envoyer des Fleurs (Send Flowers)
Back to Me
We Belong
Misery Loves Company
Con Los Anos Que Me Quedan (With the Years That Remain For Me)
You’re My Everything
Agua di Beber (Water to Drink)
Si Tu Savais (If You Knew)
Fever/Moonlight Mash
Besame Mucho
Night and Day/Everytime We Say Goodbye
Lie to Me
Come Softly
Yo Vengo a Ofrecer Mi Corazon (I’m Here to Offer My Heart)
Siempre Juntos (Always Together)
Hashkivenu/One Day Mash
All Of Me
Sueños con Serpientes (Dreams of a Serpent)
I Never Will Marry

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