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|Los Lonely Boys|
Los Lonely Boys
Genres: World Music, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock, Latin Music
California's Los Lobos are the reigning kings of Tex-Mex/Rock Espanol. But this debut CD by the San Angelo, Texas band Los Lonely Boys might herald a changing of the guard. This is truly a band of brothers, led by guita... more »
California's Los Lobos are the reigning kings of Tex-Mex/Rock Espanol. But this debut CD by the San Angelo, Texas band Los Lonely Boys might herald a changing of the guard. This is truly a band of brothers, led by guitarist/vocalist Henry Garza and his younger, bass-and-drum-playing siblings Jojo and Ringo (no kidding). Like a lot of groups, they had to move away to achieve fame--in their case, to Nashville. But after the release of their EP, Willie Nelson heard them, put them on tour as his opening act, and recorded them at his studio--and the rest may be history. Stylistically, the Garza brothers' bilingual songs about love and life combine Stevie Ray Vaughan blues, Santana-style guitar licks and R&B. Nelson helps out on guitar, with Reese Wynans on keyboards. Produced by Keb Mo and B.B. King producer John Porter, the music is honest, driving, and down home, especially on the organ-filled uptempo tracks "Senorita" and "Tell My Why." The stinging guitar solo on the Afro-anthemic "Onda" recalls the '70s grooves Santana built his chops on, while "The Answer" and "More than Love" are raw power ballads that show off this group's dynamism and diversity. --Eugene Holley, Jr.
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Judith B. (butchpoodle) from EL SOBRANTE, CA
Reviewed on 2/10/2007...
No one else is Los Lonely Boys - great stuff!
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Incredible and Original
B&B | Garland, TX | 09/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't believe this music is produced by only 3 guys! My daughter in Austin turned me on to this group and I am blown away by this CD. The talent these 3 young men exhibit is unbelievable. When you listen to "Onda", you'd swear it was Carlos Santana with a complete band ensemble. The production on this CD is the best and I can't recommend it higher.Personal favorites on this CD include "Senorita", "Dime Me Amor", "More than Love", "Onda", and "Real Emotions". Several tracks sounds very 'Jeff Healey' and if you are a Jeff Healey fan, you'll be impressed. Jeff would probably give his eye teeth to record "More Than Love".If you appreciate excellent blues/rock guitar, a Latin beat, and original material, you will love Los Lonely Boys."
FANTASTIC ALBUM FROM A TEXAS BAND
rpage8082 | Austin, TX United States | 08/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have never, ever written a review on Amazon. But I am compelled to write about these 3 extremely talented brothers from San Antonio, Texas. This is their debut album. I have been reading about Los Lonely Boys for quite some time in the local papers here in Texas and was curious about the hype. Well, I am here to tell you that the hype is real. These guys are absolutely the real thing. Their sound is a little bit Santana, a little bit Los Lobos, a little Stevie Ray thrown in, and a whole lot of the Garza Brothers Rock and Roll. I have had this in my CD player since I bought it. They play very tight melodies, the song-writing and lyrics are real and heartfelt. All of the brothers sing and their harmonies are right on. Each song can stand on its own. And the bestg part is that you can actually hear the words and the wonderful melodies, as opposed to so many rock and roll bands that do nothing but blast away and play the same chords over and over again. Henry Garza's lead guitar playing is phenomenal. His fretboard work is exquisite, with little nuances spread throughout. Jo-Jo and Ringo Garza provide a rythmn section that enhances each song. I can't say enough about this ablbum. These guys deserve to hit it big and I think they will. DO YOURSELF A BIG FAVOR AND BUY THIS ALBUM. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!"