Los Lonely Boys Biography
Los Lonely Boys is an American grammy winning musical group from San Angelo, Texas that plays a style of Tex-Mex rock, with elements of blues, soul, country, and Tejano. Their influences include Stevie Ray Vaughan, Santana, and Ritchie Valens. The band consists of three brothers: Henry, Jojo, and Ringo Garza. They have followed the tradition of their father, Ringo Garza Sr., who also was in a band made up of his brothers called The Falcones, which played conjunto music in southern Texas during the 1970s and 1980s.
Henry, Jojo, and Ringo sang backup for their father during his solo career, even before they were teenagers. Moving to Nashville in the 1990s, the sons emerged as a group separate from their father's career, and, after moving back to Texas, recorded their debut album in 2003 in Austin at Willie Nelson's Pedernales recording studio. The album was released by Or Music. The album was acquired by Epic Records for distribution in March 2004.
Their single "Heaven" reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart, and #16 on the Billboard Hot 100. The group also won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 2005. Los Lonely Boys does ads for Pepsi and frequently tours, sometimes with Willie Nelson. Los Lonely Boys toured with Carlos Santana in 2005 and recorded an old song of theirs, "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love," with Santana for his recent album All That I Am. Los Lonely Boys also performed with The Rolling Stones, Tim McGraw, and Ronnie Milsap during 2005. "More Than Love" was nominated for a Grammy for 2006, as was "Onda".
The 2006 tour has included shows with the Doobie Brothers and the Rolling Stones.
The Sacred CD features the song "Outlaws". In a very interesting "closing of the circle", Ringo Garza Sr., sings the verse about the "missing outlaws, just like me". Willie Nelson, (who is credited on the 2004 album) also provides a verse which makes reference to his hit, On The Road Again.