Los Lonely Boys
Based in Texas, this brother act garnered a strong regional following thanks in part to constant touring but mostly because of their excellent synthesis of roots music. Born into a musical family, the three Garza brothers picked up instruments around the time they learned to walk. As teenagers they often supported their father on live dates, and after a less-than-successful turn in Nashville, the group decided to proceed as a trio. The evolved sound caught the ear of Willie Nelson, who invited the band to record their first album at his studio. With strong brother harmonies and a panoply of influences that includes Tex-Mex and R&B, the band's self-titled 2004 debut was a warm, extremely comfortable affair that boasts a few outstanding tracks.