Los Lonely Boys At McCallum Theatre

Los Lonely Boys are a family tradition and the family band is a great rock and roll institution - from the Everly Brothers and the Beach Boys to the Bee Gees and Hanson. There's something about the unstudied perfection of sibling vocal harmonies that creates a distinctive, irresistible style.

Los Lonely Boys are the three Garza brothers: Henry, Jojo, and Ringo. These brothers have been making music together since they were small children. Henry, the oldest of the brothers, has been hailed as the inheritor of the great Texas guitar tradition epitomized by Freddie King, Johnny Winter and the Vaughan Brothers. Backed by tight, intense rhythmic support from his brothers, Henry's playing makes Los Lonely Boys one of the most exciting bands on today's music scene. Henry's middle brother Joey, known as Jojo, also began playing guitar before switching to piano and then, finally, bass. The family band became complete when younger brother Ringo picked up playing the drums

Growing up in San Angelo, Texas, the boys started as back-up for their father's band and soon grew into a musical unit of their own. The music they made was a mixture of classic rock, country and Tex-Mex. Recognizing that his sons possessed prodigious talent, Garza relocated the group to Nashville. Although Los Lonely Boys flew under the radar of the record industry along Music Row, their time in Music City did benefit the three brothers greatly.

The years of studying the classics allowed Los Lonely Boys to develop their superior vocal and songwriting skills. Solidified as a trio, the band developed a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts on the extremely competitive Texas and Southeast circuit. And no less an authority than Willie Nelson, who has called Los Lonely Boys his favorite band, invited them to record their debut album at his own Pedernales studio.

The group's monster single, "Heaven, " reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts, sold more than two million copies, and won a Grammy for "Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group." The group's second album, Sacred, continued to expand on their debut album. Deeply personal, Sacred, is a stunning fusion of electric blues and Texas roots, of soulful grooves and good old-fashioned rock 'n roll, of searing six-string licks and Latin beats. Los Lonely Boys released their third album, Forgiven, this summer.

Los Lonely Boys will appear at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California, on Tuesday, November 18, 2008.

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