LOS LONELY BOYS INFORMATION:
Members: Henry Garza, JoJo Garza, Ringo Garza, Jr.
Genre: Tex-Mex Rock Music / Tejano Music
Hometown: San Angelo, Texas
Albums: Uno Demo, Los Lonely Boys, Teenage Blues, Texican Style, Live at the Fillmore, Sacred
Hits: "Dime Mi Amor", "More Than Love", "Senorita", "Diamonds", "My Way"
The Los Lonely Boys hail from San Angelo, Texas, where many of their musical influences of rock, blues, conjunto and Tejano styles were picked up, but it was their time living in Nashville, Tennessee, that helped the group refine its sound and finally achieve mainstream success. The band of brothers, guitarist Henry Garza, bassist Jojo Garza and drummer Ringo Garza, Jr. were originally members of their father's band, the Falcones, before they solidified their trio and began to emerge as a separate family band. After spending time playing at bars and clubs in Nashville, the Los Lonely Boys returned to Texas in 2003 and began working on their self-titled debut album.
The group's first album was recorded at Willie Nelson's Pedernales studio in Austin, Texas, and it was picked up by Epic Records for major label distribution in 2004. The album's first single, "Heaven," proved to be a major hit on rock, pop and adult variety stations and peaked at No. 16 on Billboard's Hot 100 Songs chart. Two other singles from the album, "More Than Love" and "Onda" would also receive critical acclaim. The Los Lonely Boys' first single would also net them their first Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and would solidify their status as one of the biggest acts touring today.
After the runaway success of their first album, the Los Lonely Boys hit the touring circuit but still had time to work on a few collaborative projects. The group recorded "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love," for Carlos Santana's album, All That I Am, in 2005 before heading back into the studio to work on their second record. Their 2006 release, Sacred, certainly didn't disappoint and featured the new single, "Outlaws." The album would prove to be an even greater commercial success than their first record by reaching No. 2 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart and No. 1 on the magazine's rock charts.
In 2008, Los Lonely Boys released their third studio album, Forgiven, and soon after the record's release, the group would leave Sony/Epic and sign with Playing In Traffic Records. In 2009, the group released a special EP dubbed 1969, with covers of classic rock hits like "Evil Ways," "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" and "Roadhouse Blues." The band's fourth studio album, Rockpango, arrived in 2011 and the band has been touring extensively since its release. The Los Lonely Boys myriad musical influences and unique sound has made them one of the most intriguing rock acts on tour today and show no signs of slowing down.