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  posted on 4/25/2004 at 02:15 PM
Can anyone tell me about these guys? I saw a video on VH1 and it was a pretty cool song. I definatly heard a Garcia>SRV maybe evn a dickey influence in the guitarists style.

Don't want to go out and buy a CD based on one tune, especially if I've heard it from a video.

Yay or Nay ?

 
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  posted on 4/25/2004 at 02:54 PM
Buy the CD ... these guys have the goods ...

 

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  posted on 4/25/2004 at 04:17 PM
It's worth getting, it's a very strong debut. I see a SRV connection as well when they're rocking out.

I get the impression their live shows are even better. I keep meaning to catch these guys, but the timing of when they're nearby is always wrong.

 

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  posted on 4/25/2004 at 05:04 PM
Los Lonely Boys is a band of three brothers: Henry (guitar), JoJo (bass) and Ringo Garza (drums, naturally). They were "discovered" by Willie Nelson, who guests on their album along with Reese Wynans.

The album is solid. A few fantastic songs, a few really good ones, and the rest far above average. Garza's guitar playing draws heavily from SRV and Santana, but with an honest naivety that allows him to get away with it without sounding like a wannabe.

Two things set them apart, I think. Their songwriting is a cut above anything else in the "blues/rock" genre; if it weren't for Garza's guitar style, they probably wouldn't even be in that category. Their influences are too varied to list, but at times they remind me of Los Lobos and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Whether it's deliberate or coincidence is hard to say.

The other thing is their vocal harmonies. All three brothers sing, and nothing takes good music to the next level like some sweet vocal harmony. They pull it off well.

Overall they are a very tight band with loads of talent and a great future in front of them. They deserve all the support they can get.

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  posted on 4/25/2004 at 05:08 PM
The only thing better than the CD is their live shows.

 

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  posted on 4/25/2004 at 07:37 PM
Their debut is very worth having.
I saw them on a talent show (from a few years back) doing "Senorita". They lost to identical twins that couldn't sing but had very large breasts. Go figger'.

 

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  posted on 4/25/2004 at 09:14 PM
We get to see them open for ABB this summer.

Good stuff. Fast43 seeded a nice radio show of these guys awhile ago.

I sent out a bunch as freebies.

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  posted on 4/25/2004 at 09:17 PM
yap .....SRV guitar sound.....and Los Lobos flavor
 
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  posted on 4/25/2004 at 09:21 PM
I love the song "Real Emotions"......and "Tell me why"
 
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  posted on 4/25/2004 at 09:56 PM
they are great..saw them with robert randolph..kick ass
 

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  posted on 4/26/2004 at 12:10 PM
these guys are wonderful, go buy the album immediately. to me, the vocals and songwriting surpasses the guitar work. a rare feat in the genre we all listen to around here.

 

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  posted on 4/26/2004 at 01:11 PM
I had a chance to see them Saturday for free at the WBOS earth day festival in Boston. But after the long day of being there, my gf and I were pretty tired, and left planning to come back to see them, and it just didn't happen. We ended up falling asleep and when we finally woke up it was too late. We were bummed because I had heard such great things about them and wanted to catch it. I'll have to make sure to not miss another oppurtunity like that. alright, you can all attack me now for missing a great act like this. I had never heard them before, so I really was only going by word of mouth.

 

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  posted on 4/26/2004 at 02:08 PM
"Honey, I;m tired..." Just kidding.

Yes, they are the real deal, and a good example of a band growing organically, regionally, and then shooting right up. Yes, they rock even harder in concert, and watch for their gig on Austin City Limits that they have been playing this year.
Here is a good article on them from CNN.

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LOS ANGELES, California (Billboard) -- "We have what we call the musical burrito theory," Los Lonely Boys singer/guitarist Henry Garza says.

"We're the tortilla, and inside this tortilla, we fill it with everything that we gathered from everyone that teaches us something, man."

The San Angelo, Texas-based trio's sonic cuisine has gone down easy in Austin, the city Garza calls "our playground" and the breakout market for the group's self-titled debut album.

Steve Barnett, executive VP/GM at Epic Records, which assumed marketing and distribution of the RED-distributed Or Music album April 1, says the success of "Los Lonely Boys" is a classic case of a regional explosion.

Barnett notes, "This is how you used to do it 10 or 20 years ago: A record broke out of Cleveland, a record broke out of Miami, a record broke out of Seattle. This is what happened with Los Lonely Boys."

He adds, "Here we are now with 210,000 shipped. We're at almost 150,000 scanned. To be honest with you, we're just getting going."

Or Music has a clause in its RED contract that allows its acts to be upstreamed through Sony. Los Lonely Boys are the first Or act to move up to Sony Music Distribution.

Austin radio and retail adopted the mixture of hot guitar licks, balladry and Tex-Mex touches concocted by Henry Garza and his brothers, bassist JoJo and drummer Ringo, even before the album's release last August.

Jody Denberg, program director at Austin's influential triple-A station KGSR, has had the album in heavy rotation since last summer.

"The first time the boys heard themselves on the radio, they were driving to Austin and I played them," Denberg recalls. "They pulled over and called me up, crying."

Denberg adds, "It's hard not to be sold on the band ... They're handsome, they're charismatic, they've got songs and they've got a guitarist who channels Stevie Ray Vaughan and Carlos Santana."

Triumph at SXSW

Denberg invited the band to play KGSR's annual anniversary party in December. Five songs cut live at the "Austin City Limits" studio subsequently became "Heaven Live," a value-added disc key Austin indie store Waterloo Records offered exclusively for free with the purchase of the album.

Waterloo owner John Kunz has sold a staggering 11,000 copies of "Los Lonely Boys" at his store. "It was our strongest first day and debut week ever," he says. "For a debut record, that's pretty phenomenal." This week, the album is No. 1 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart and jumps 130-101 on the Billboard 200 top album chart.

Austin embraced the band during the recent South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference. In the highest-profile of several appearances there, the group drew 23,000 at an Auditorium Shores concert.

Los Lonely Boys took home band, album and song of the year honors at the Austin Music Awards, handed out on the eve of SXSW. After SXSW, the album's weekly sales jumped from 799 to 2,606, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

"A huge amount of it can be attributed to the Austin phenomenon," Or Music director of sales and marketing Dan Mackta says.

Another factor favoring Los Lonely Boys in the Texas capital is the active sponsorship of local hero Willie Nelson.

The band has opened several shows for the country legend, cut its album at his Pedernales Studio in Austin and performed with him and reggae star Toots Hibbert on KGSR during SXSW.

"He just took us under his wing, bro," Henry says. "He's like our godfather, man. And who better than Willie Nelson to be on your side, to believe in you."


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  posted on 4/26/2004 at 03:32 PM
I have been lucky enough to see these guys a few times in the last few years here in Houston in a couple small bars. I knew the first time I saw them that there was something there. I saw them again about a month ago at a large venue with George Thorogood. It was a good show but it made me feel real good to be lucky enough to have seen them early in the clubs.....you know what I'm talkin' about!!!

 

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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 09:05 AM
Thanks to all who gave a thumbs up to this CD. I picked it up and really like it so far. I even got a copy for my sister who I went to visit after she had some minor sugery. I figured some new tunes would cheer her up. I'm pretty cynical about buying music from "new" bands these days . It seems nobody can put out an entire CD of good music but this one's a keeper. I bet the songwriting will improve but the sound of the band is tight. Thanks again for turning me on. Always good music advice on here.

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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 11:33 AM
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Their debut is very worth having.
I saw them on a talent show (from a few years back) doing "Senorita". They lost to identical twins that couldn't sing but had very large breasts. Go figger'.


I found the Los Lonley Boys schedule easily enough. Just when and where will these twins be appearing?

 

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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 01:28 PM
I just saw that they will be playing in Elmer NJ at the Apple Farm Folk festival...thats about 15 minutes from me...that might be worth it eh?

 

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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 01:41 PM
Eh. You one of them Canadian New Jersians?
 
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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 02:16 PM
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Their debut is very worth having.
I saw them on a talent show (from a few years back) doing "Senorita". They lost to identical twins that couldn't sing but had very large breasts. Go figger'.


I found the Los Lonley Boys schedule easily enough. Just when and where will these twins be appearing?


Perhaps it's the Olsen twins

 

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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 02:18 PM
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Eh. You one of them Canadian New Jersians?

Tha's right aye.

 

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