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Los Lonely Boys: Rock Meets Tex-Mex

Los Lonely Boys.
Los Lonely Boys.

Brothers Henry, Jojo and Ringo Garza make up the rock band Los Lonely Boys, which blends elements of Southwest music into a rugged rock sound, with clear influences ranging from classic British pop to Latin rock. Since their debut, they've received a Grammy for their hit "Heaven," gained fans worldwide and become renowned for their passionate live performances.

The Garzas -- Henry on guitar, Jojo on bass and Ringo on drums -- began learning music from their father, Ringo Garza Sr., also a musician. Their father's influence on the band is strong: They played as his backing band before breaking off and crafting their own eclectic mix of rock, country and Tex-Mex. Following the success of Los Lonely Boys' self-titled debut, they gained a confidence clearly visible in the new follow-up, Sacred, which finds them taking more musical risks and developing their distinctive style. This segment originally aired on Aug. 11, 2006.

Copyright 2006 XPN

David Dye is a longtime Philadelphia radio personality whose music enthusiasm has captivated listeners of World Cafe® since 1991. World Cafe is produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania.