From playing gigs as their father’s backing band to world-wide success with their own brand of Texican blues, Los Lonely Boys have come along way since they debuted on the music scene three years ago. In that time, the band has wowed critics and fans, become one of Willie Nelson’s favorite acts and won a Grammy Award.
Brothers Henry, Jojo and Ringo Garza began their musical career at a very early age. Their father was in a family conjunto group, The Falcones, and he taught the boys to play. The West Texas boys eventually branched out on their own with a very unique sound. Their self-titled debut release was a critical and commercial success. They were nominated for four 2005 Grammy Awards including Best New Artist and their song “Heaven” won for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group. The success spawned the release of several live recordings and an intimate documentary about the band, Cottonfields and Crossroads, by veteran PBS filmmaker Hector Galán.
Earlier this year, Los Lonely Boys released their sophomore CD, Sacred, to even more critical praise. This confident and mature follow-up debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts. USA Today gave the CD three stars and wrote that on Sacred the trio crafts “more tidy and compact bluesy, soulful songs with shades of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Santana. They also more clearly define their own rootsy stamp. … Henry’s masterful picking often dazzles, and the band’s organic sound and easy harmonies lend warmth to the music.”