A Little Bit Of Heaven With Los Lonely Boys
Despite a long-standing love of Los Lonely Boys, this show at The Cabot Theatre was only my third time seeing them (and one of those times was at an outdoor festival on the first day of a brutal heat wave)!
I thought I had been following Los Lonely Boys for twenty years; imagine my surprise when I did a little research and discovered it has been only 12 years (their first album was released in 2004)!
A trio of brothers from San Angelo, Texas, they call their style Texican rock ‘n roll. That is an accurate description because elements of all three – Texas blues, Tejano, brown-eyed soul, country and rock ‘n roll – appear in their songs.
It was hard to sit still during their ninety-minute set, and luckily I stood up to photograph the show so I did not have to sit (or block people who wanted to sit)!
Henry on guitar, Jojo on bass, and Ringo on drums (of course Ringo is the drummer!!!) are the Garza brothers who comprise Los Lonely Boys. Jojo plays a six-string bass, which is a more difficult bass to play but provides a much wider range. All three sing, but Henry and Jojo take most of the leads.
Their first hit, ‘Heaven’, is their best-known song and is still my favorite of theirs. They ended their set with this Grammy Award winning number and rocked out on it!
The rest of their set drew from all five of their albums. They each performed lengthy solos at times during the show and those highlighted the talent of these musician-brothers. At times I noticed surreptitious glances between them and that was all it took for a song to be brought to its conclusion or for one to launch into a soaring solo. True chemistry!
Local singer-songwriter Jay Psaros (pronounced puh-sa’-ros) opened the show. Jay is touring in support of his most recent release which is self-titled and secured a number of gigs opening for great musicians; in fact, I knew I would see him again later in the week.
The songs have an extremely personal quality to them, making his audiences feel that he is opening himself to them. “I am just a young man who is constantly surprised.”
This was a terrific show in an intimate venue (800 +/- seats) with excellent sound and sight lines. LLB is a high-energy band and I highly recommend seeing them! And The Cabot is a good venue to put on your radar. I plan to catch more shows there.
Thanks to The Cabot Theatre for the ticket; all opinions are my own.
Posted on August 6, 2016, in concert photos, concert reviews, music and tagged boston, brown eyed soul music, concert photos, concert review, Henry Garza, Jay Psaros, Jojo Garza, Los Lonely Boys, music, Ringo Garza, singer-songwriter, Texican music, The Cabot Theatre. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.