Los Lonely Boys (Henry, Ringo, and Jojo Garza) announce the upcoming release of 1969
, an EP of covers that pays tribute to one of America’s most musically hailed years.
Five years after crossing into the mainstream with the GRAMMY winning single “Heaven,” the brothers take this opportunity to invoke the sound of a generation that walked the moon and transcended Woodstock. They lend praise to songs that provided a soundtrack for so many and inspired their own multi-platinum success. With their signature blend of Latin rhythms, searing guitar leads and impeccable harmonies, the band takes the opportunity to trace their musical lineage through the following tracks: Carlos Santana’s “Evil Ways,” The Beatles’ “She Came In Through the Bathroom Window,” Tony Joe White’s “Polk Salad Annie,” and The Doors’ “Roadhouse Blues.”
Legendary engineer Andy Johns provides his signature, timeless sound to 1969. In addition to recording Blind Faith’s “Well All Right” – also a featured track on the EP – Johns is well known for his work on Led Zeppelin II, III, IV and The Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St.
Close friend Carlos Santana once told the brothers "When you're up on that stage or when you record, you want to be the tool that shines light through to everybody."
Los Lonely Boys always took his message to heart and more so now than ever with their spirited renditions of these classic tracks that they hope will appeal to their current audiences as well as attract new ones that appreciate this generation of music. Listen at Last.fm
It's been a wild ride for San Angelo, Texas natives Henry, JoJo and Ringo Garza, aka Los Lonely Boys. They've come a long way since their days backing their old man (Henry, Sr.) playing country covers in bars while still in their teens, but it's a credit to their deep himility -- and a work ethic as strong as the blood-brother harmonies that define their soulful Texican rock 'n' roll sound -- that they haven't become spoiled rock stars, even though they've gotten far bigger than they'd ever imaged since launching their self-titled debut in 2003. The tally so far: a hit (Heaven), a major-label deal, a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (for More Than Love), a song recorded with idol Carolos Santana, and an impromptu recital for Paul McCartney...not to mention opening for the Stones, a friendship with mentor Willie Nelson, all the media coverage and even a documentary, Los Lonely Boys: Cottonfields and Crossroads. And in July, the three bluesy brothers will release their second studio album, Sacred, which declares in the very first song, My Way, that they're going to continue making music as they choose, regardless of what anyone else expects. They also reassure listeners that music, family and God really are what they hold sacred. it's not about fame or money; if that disappears tomorrow, Los Lonely Boys will still get out there and play. As bassist JoJo says, it's really just (about) trying to connect with the human spirit. But with this strong second offering, they won't have to worry about fading away anytime soon.