Released: Jul 2008
It's a shame Los Lonely Boys are so often tagged as Tex-Mex. Forgiven should be played on every single classic rock station in America. It's a smooth fusion of 461 Ocean Boulevard-era Clapton, Boz Scaggs, Hendrix and even a touch of Motown ("Staying With Me" grooves like the Temps after a day at the beach). Of course, there's no denying the band's Mexican-American heritage; it totally colors their jams. It's just that Los Lonely Boys shouldn't have preconceptions limiting their appeal.