June 21, 2010

Monday Music

In the waning years of the last century three brothers from San Angelo, Texas travelled to Nashville in search of a record contract. The group, known as Los Lonely Boys, plays a style of music that they call Texican Rock and Roll, combining elements of blues, soul, country, and Tejano, all blended with classic rock and roll.

The Garza brothers, Henry, Jojo and Ringo Jr., met very little success with self-released albums in 1997 (Los Lonely Boys) and 1998 (Teenage Blues).

However, after returning to Texas in 2003 they recorded an album at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales studio. The re-done eponymous album released in 2004, containing the hit single Heaven, gave the band a foot in the door.

After this, the Boys pretty much caught fire, releasing live albums in 2005 and 2006, and another studio album in 2006. That album, Sacred, contained yet another hit single; Diamonds.

Another studio album, Forgiven, followed in 2008 and contained a reprise of the classic Bo Diddley hit, I’m a Man.

In 2009 the band released their best album to date. 1969 is a tribute to several of the great artists of that legendary year, including Santana’s Evil Ways, The Doors’ Roadhouse Blues, Tony Joe White’s Polk Salat Annie, the Beatles' She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, and this one by the Blind Faith.