La Mafia spent last week touring in Mexico, which was virtually impossible when the band started out. With all those accomplishments under their belts, some wonder why La Mafia is coming back for more.
“I feel hungry again,” De la Rosa said. “I really want to do this. You have to feel what you’re doing, if not, it doesn’t make sense.”
During the break from La Mafia, De la Rosa discovered a new talent.
“I’ve been painting,” he said. “I’ve gotten into art. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. My two sons do art and they are actually better at it than I am.”
De la Rosa also took some much needed time for himself in the last few years.
“I go out dancing, go to the clubs,” he said. “I do all the things that I didn’t get to do in my younger days. We were always touring 11 months out of the year. I never really had a life, and now I have a life away from my music.”
Lichtenberger put down his accordion for a while and got Urbana Records up and running. The time away breathed new life into La Mafia, and it shows in their energetic performances of late.
“It feels like the first times when we were on stage,” De la Rosa said. “We get on stage and we’re excited to be up there, to see the people have a good time.”
“Once in a while, you gotta chill, and we did. But we’re ready to get back to work, doing what we love the most — and that’s performing and playing music.”
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