Beloved Texan brother trio Los Lonely Boys bounce back with adventurous album, Revelation.
Los Lonely Boys combine elements of rock and roll, Texas blues, brown-eyed soul, country, and Tejano, for a style of music they call "Texican Rock n' Roll." The rock power trio will be performing at the historic Thrasher Opera House in beautiful downtown Green Lake on Thursday, October 1st at 7:30 p.m.
Brothers Jojo, Ringo and Henry, released their latest cd, Revelation (2014), which marks their first recording work since Henry Garza sustained serious injuries in a fall from the stage during a February 2013 performance in Los Angeles, necessitating a lengthy and ongoing recovery period.
"We decided to call this album Revelation because we want to make music that reveals something to people about their lives and their world,” says Jojo Garza, the bassist/vocalist who shares the stage with his brothers Henry (vocals, guitar) and Ringo (drums, vocals). "As musicians and artists, we’re here to connect with people, and to share our view of things.”
Revelation — released on the band’s own LonelyTone imprint on Jan. 21, 2014, in association with the respected Austin-based indie Playing in Traffic — is a landmark release for the siblings. While maintaining the infectiously melodic mix of bluesy rock ’n’ roll and rootsy brown-eyed soul that’s long endeared Los Lonely Boys to its fiercely loyal fan base, Revelation adds an expansive range of new sonic elements, e.g. the conjunto touches of "Blame It On Love,” the reggae groove of "Give A Little More,” the rustic acoustic textures of "It’s Just My Heart Talkin’ and the baroque pop elements of "There’s Always Tomorrow.”
"We’re always trying to broaden our horizons and advance musically, and that’s something that we were very conscious of in making this record,” Jojo states. "We’re always looking for new ways to communicate and reach people, so we experimented with a lot of different sounds and production approaches.”
"We nearly lost Henry, man, and that was a big change for us. The whole experience was a wake-up call for us. It made us rethink every aspect of our lives and our careers, and it reminded us of what’s really important to us. We want to make music that brings people together, not music that divides people,” Jojo states. "We’re all about having a good time, but we also make an effort to write about things that really matter. A lot of people write songs about superficial things, like how you look and what kind of car you drive and how much money you have, but we’re not interested in that. We want to create music that’s about the love and the energy and the spirit that we all carry as people.”
Tickets are only $44 and available at the Thrasher office, Horicon Bank (Green Lake); Pick N’ Save, Ripon Drug (Ripon); Twister (Princeton) or by calling (920) 294-4279. Online tickets available at www.thrasheroperahouse.com. ?xml:namespace>