On Friday, March 1, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center will present the "Texican" rock and roll of Los Lonely Boys in the Castle Theater.
The Garza brothers trio-Henry (guitar, vocals), Jojo (bass, vocals) and Ringo (drums, vocals)-have proven to be one of the most stunning musical success stories of the last decade.
As kids, they backed their father's band in cantinas and honky-tonks, then the brothers moved to Nashville to try to secure a record deal. When they returned to their native Texas, they dived into the club scene as a live band. Finally, in 2003, the brothers released their self-titled debut record, which went double platinum. They hit the big time with their single "Heaven," which was on multiple charts in 2004 and earned them a Grammy Award.
Los Lonely Boys are the pride of Texas and an American band that’s here to stay.
Now, four studio albums, three live albums and a holiday album later, Los Lonely Boys are the pride of Texas and an American band that's here to stay. Their music is an infectious, melting pot blend of pop rock, Texas blues, brown-eyed soul, country and Tejano. The sound they've cultivated from their latest album, Rockpango, has a spirit that comes from fandango (a beat of love) and huapango (a Latin rhythm that gets the fiesta going) and rises to a full-scale Tex-Mex American roots rock party.
The brothers say, "We're still Lonely Boys, but we're also 'Los Lonely Men.'" They've matured and grown while remaining true to themselves, singing, touring and making great music.
The Maui rock party will begin with Buxton, a band known for its explosive, folk-based rock songs. Buxton's debut album, Nothing Here Seems Strange, is a lush blend of traditional Americana and a garage band sound that's sure to set the tone for the concert.
Tickets to Los Lonely Boys and Buxton are available for $35, $45, $55 and $65 (plus applicable fees). Concertgoers are invited to come early and enjoy a preshow dinner catered by the award-winning Star Noodle restaurant. Food is available for purchase and served from 5:30 p.m. in the Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard. Call the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW (7469) or go online to MauiArts.org.