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"...It's particularly amusing to watch Ringo Garza, youngest of the Los Lonely Boys siblings, work the Antone's anniversary crowd as though he were prom king -- laughing, smiling, glad-handing friends and family...."
"...Los Lonely BoysThe Fillmore, San Francisco, May 6 The Shaman materialized exactly 15 minutes into the San Angelo Three's siege. In one of the universe's most hallowed rock & roll shrines, surrounded by red velvet and balconies, under eight crystal chandeliers, and in front of a sold-out house (1,100), Los Lonely Boys lived the title to one of their songs, "Crazy Dream." Guitarist Henry Garza said as much..."
"...Not unexpectedly, it was a long, circuitous path, but Galán, who’s covered Tejano music before (2001’s Accordion Dreams, 1995’s Songs of the Homeland), is more than up to the task. It’s well-nigh unthinkable that there are still Texans out there who haven’t heard of, if not swooned over, the Garza brothers’ exquisitely soulful blend of SRV-style, guitar-driven, conjunto rock & roll, so Cornfields and Crossroads wisely offers up much more than the standard tour-film fare..."
"...Revelation, the band's most naturalistic disc since then, prompts just such recollections. A pair of follow-ups for the Japanese conglomerate struck the charts without the staying power of "Heaven," and by 2011 indie full-length Rockpango, the hermanos Garza had trademarked a Lone Star template: Texican™..."
"...Ruben Ramos, backed by the show's music director/glue, Charlie Sexton, gave the same tremulous interpretation of "13 Years" as that on the Por Vida disc, followed by a pair of Latin ballads with his own band that brought the rooster cries from the Paramount's rafters. Los Lonely Boys' slow, thick chug through Escovedo's "Castanets" shook out better than on disc, Henry Garza's midsong atmospherics all too brief, while their own "Heaven" had the audience down front on their feet..."
"...Henry Garza (guitar/vocals): "Original Krager rims for my '72 Cutlass Supreme and more time with my family."..."
"...Pulling a Santana taking their Fillmore gig poster and adapting it to album art San Angelo superheroes Los Lonely Boys bottle the lightning. Opener "Crazy Dream" wastes no time settling into LLB's comfort groove, Ringo thumping forward the harmonies of he and brothers Jojo and Henry Garza..."
"...In February, Pachanga organizer Rich Garza revealed plans to stage the local Latino Music Festival in a single day at Fiesta Gardens rather than over an entire weekend there. Saturday, its seventh iteration prompted a younger/browner/larger turnout..."
"...What critics across town and country aren't hearing is LLB's KLBJ factor. (Or Austin's KGSR factor, for that matter.) "Heaven"-ly fare notwithstanding, San Angelo's pride and joy are classic meat 'n' potatoes FM rock, or in this case tamales y tortillas rock, though blue-collar Budweiser aesthetics aren't what's transformed the Garza brothers into the phenomenon they've become..."
"...A few weeks later, Henry Garza, guitarist for Los Lonely Boys, who our friend’s dad Kevin Wommack manages, fell off a stage and injured his back. This turn of events caused the band to cancel some upcoming shows, including a South by Southwest showcase for Playing in Traffic..."
"...To keep pace with three studio discs beginning with LLB's self-titled 2003 smash, this third live offering strains the San Angelo familial trio's credibility from its opening "¿Que pasa, Colorado Springs?" Despite exquisite acoustic work from Henry Garza ("Oye Mamacita") and his call-and-response with bassist JoJo on nine-minute instro-jam "Man To Beat," the material's rote from overperformance ("Hollywood") and unimaginative covers ("Evil Ways"). Alejandro Escovedo and Carrie Rodriguez give their all on the Stones' "Beast of Burden."..."
"...The 90-minute set, which benefited local charity Music for Literacy, was lilted by a handful of choice covers, including "Mustang Sally," "That's Alright, Mama," "Mystery Train," and Forgiven-favorite, the Spencer Davis Group's "I'm a Man." "No ... we don't do Menudo covers," laughed guitarist Henry Garza, who dazzled on harp, shot-glass slide, and, for the finale, kazoo with brother Ringo..."
"..."I make my own tortilla," says Henry Garza, the eldest of the three brothers, whose blazing guitarwork has many placing him in the pantheon of Texas guitar legends like Stevie Ray Vaughan, in the film. "I take the ingredients, which I take from all the greats, all the teachers, from the Jimi Hendrix to the Richie Valens to Carlos Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B..."
"...Growing up in San Angelo, playing as children in the family-band tradition, the three brothers Garza have since grabbed music's proverbial platinum ring on a breakneck carousel ride that began only four years ago. They styled their visceral fusion of blues rock into "Texican rock & roll," cashing it in for a monster hit ("Heaven") and Grammy for their eponymous 2004 debut album..."
"...Our friend Elizabeth Richmond-Garza of the UT Department of English suggested this one to us. She says that it's "about the Soho rock music scene in 1958, about the various people who are trying to get the shows on and about the British learning to be American rock musicians..."
"...His father has maintained warm contact with scores of musicians, many of whom are now universally regarded as leading conjunto pioneers. And it's Flaco Jimenez and Henry Zimmerle who hold a special place in his heart and home because they were and remain the two youngsters he brought in from off the Westside streets to complete an unforgettable quartet, Los Caminantes, a group which also included the late Mike Garza on tololoche, the upright bass...."
"...THE LAKOTA CREATION STORY allows us to hear medicine stories of the Lakota people, in particular, the tale of how White Buffalo Calf Woman brought the Lakota the sacred pipe, via a new monologue by Rodney Garza, longtime performer with Project InterAct and founder of the new stage company Teatro Humanidad Cansada (I Don't Need to Show You No Stinkin' Badges). ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY! Jun 8, Thu, 7:30pm, at the Resistencia Bookstore, 2210-B S..."
"...photograph by John Anderson No one had expected such a huge turnout for an event most Austinites simply ignore, but more than 50 citizens turned out to speak their minds at last month's Library Commission hearing. One after another they lined up to advise the commission on whether to endorse City Manager Jesus Garza's plan for a multi-million dollar combination central library and new city council chamber..."
"...Attorney Johnny Sutton announced last week felony indictments against outgoing state Rep. Timo Garza, D-Eagle Pass, along with both of his parents and other associates, in connection with the alleged theft of nearly $1 million from the Kickapoo Indian tribe and its Lucky Eagle Casino near Eagle Pass..."
"..."You definitely have to overplay and not make a lot of money just to get your name out," says David Garza. "But the secret is knowing when to pull out because the pitfall is turning into an underpaid bar band and never jumping to another level..."