After falling face first into the orchestra pit while greeting fans at a concert in California last year, Henry Garza of the Los Lonely Boys has engaged in a new beginning with their latest album, Revelation. Revelation is Jojo, Henry, and Ringo Garza of the Los Lonely Boys’ first album since the accident. The band, which had a Grammy winning single “Heaven” in 2004, released their album in January and is now on tour.
The album contains a mixture blues, rock-n-roll, country, and Tejano music. “It is reality based music,” said Jojo. Songs like “Dream Away” and “There’s Always Tomorrow” illustrate the struggles that they’ve been through like Henry’s accident and being able to not give up. “Can’t Slow Down,” and “Rule the World” illustrate the rock-n-roll side to the band and the band talks about being who you are and being able to succeed.
The brothers, who have been making music since the late 90s, the brothers have not changed despite achieving the success that they have. “We are still the same three guys, we still make music. It will always be the same because it is us...we do however grow...we evolve,” said Jojo. “Our music does the same thing. Musically, lyrically and sonically we are always going to mature and grow. This album is a clear reflection of that.”
Even though they kept the same style, this time they decided to collaborate with alt-country singer-songwriter Radney Foster, Ozomatli's Raul Pacheco, Matthew Gerrard, David Quiñones, and Black-Eyed Peas collaborators George Pajon Jr. and Keith Harris. “Working with such great musicians and composers/producers was a great experience,” said Jojo. “A terrific learning curve for anyone and a new way to being your own ideas to life. We had a blast working together!”
By collaborating with so many people, the band was able to produce many genres on their album. “It has always been and always will be one of the most important things for us to spread the message to the music loving world that music does not need to be about styles,” said Jojo Garza. “Rather, it should be about bringing people together.”
Even though they have been in the business for many years, the band’s sound has evolved throughout time. “It's a constant forward progress. It's the same approach we take on life,” said Jojo. “You have to be better than you were yesterday...no matter what you do or who you are. “
Los Lonely Boys will be at the Madison Theater 730 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011 on Sunday April 6 with Sons of Bill. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets to the show are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door.