Los Lonely Boys (Henry, Ringo, and Jojo Garza) announce the upcoming release of '1969' (Lonely Tone/Playing in Traffic), an EP of covers that pays tribute to one of America's most musically hailed years.
Five years after crossing into the mainstream with the Grammy winning single "Heaven," the brothers take this opportunity to invoke the sound of a generation that walked the moon and transcended Woodstock. They lend praise to songs that provided a soundtrack for so many and inspired their own multi-platinum success. With their signature blend of Latin rhythms, searing guitar leads and impeccable harmonies, the band takes the opportunity to trace their musical lineage through the following tracks : Santana's "Evil Ways," The Beatles' "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window," Tony Joe White's "Polk Salad Annie," and The Doors' "Roadhouse Blues."
Legendary engineer Andy Johns provides his signature, timeless sound to 1969. In addition to recording Blind Faith's "Well All Right" – also a featured track on the EP – Johns is well known for his work on Led Zeppelin II, III, IV and The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.
Close friend Carlos Santana once told the brothers "When you're up on that stage or when you record, you want to be the tool that shines light through to everybody."
Los Lonely Boys always took his message to heart and more so now than ever with their spirited renditions of these classic tracks that they hope will appeal to their current audiences as well as attract new ones that appreciate this generation of music.
"Peace, love and gracias to Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Tony Joe White, The Doors - some of the many musicians and songwriters that made 1969 a pathway for us to follow," offers guitarist Henry Garza on the upcoming project.
1969 also marks the first one via their new label home, the Austin-based Playing in Traffic Records http://playingintrafficrecords.com/ and their own imprint Lonely Tone Records.