“The Three Louies” is a performance conversation about growing up in East Los Angeles by three accomplished Mexican Americans. Luis J. Rodríguez is author of the acclaimed memoir, “Always Running,” the story of his overcoming gangs and drug addiction. Louie Pérez is co-founder and songwriter of the Chicano band, Los Lobos. Luis R. Torres is an award-wining journalist and radio reporter. In 2012 the trio were invited to perform at the Aspen Writers Foundation. This is an excerpt from their performance which was produced, recorded and iscopyrighted by the Aspen Writers’ Foundation and is posted on vimeo and Latinopia.com by permission.