"We grew up listening to rock, the blues and country, and doing songs in both Spanish and English"From the Nashville City Paper:
“It was just sort of natural for the three of us to have our own band,” Garza said. “We saw our father and his brothers playing all those years and really were thrilled at the Conjunto music that they played during the ‘70s and ‘80s. But at the same time we grew up listening to rock, the blues and country, and doing songs in both Spanish and English. So it was natural that all those things wound up in our songs, especially since we decided to mainly write our own music.”
Now Los Lonely Boys, who’ll appear tonight at the Wildhorse Saloon along with Dave Barnes, has emerged among the top bands in the rock/pop world. Their third studio release Forgiven was released in July and produced by Steve Jordan.
Los Lonely Boys spent a lot of time in Nashville during the ‘90s, and while they never quite hit it big here, they have some fond memories of their stint in Music City.
“There were some tough times, but it was also the place where we really learned the craft of playing and writing music,” Garza said. “It’s such a music place and has so many great musicians around that you either get better or you don’t survive. It can be a tough town as well, and there were experiences that were difficult, but overall we’re very thankful for the time we spent in Nashville and we always look forward to coming back and playing there.”