Los Lonely Boys, Egyptian Theatre, July 27 

It's hard to know where to begin when explaining the Texan rock phenomenon that is Los Lonely Boys. Maybe the group's discovery and launch into the spotlight by country icon Willie Nelson is the best place to start. Or maybe it would be better to begin with a breakdown of its Grammy-winning hit "Heaven," which spent 76 weeks on the Billboard charts and sold more than 2 million copies. But there's also the fact that Los Lonely Boys is literally a band of brothers—and second-generation musicians to boot.

Whichever tidbit is laid out first, it's clear there's something special in the trio's bluesy, Latin-fusion sound that has kept listeners coming back for more than 15 years. Brothers Henry, Ringo and Jojo Garcia have been playing together since they were kids—first in a family band with their father Enrique "Ringo" Garza Sr. called the Falcones, then on their own—and that familiar ease is ever-present in their music. The bond reaches into the group's lyrics as well, which dismiss the superficial in exchange for chasing down the spiritual, with lines like "Save me from this prison Lord, help me get away / 'Cause only you can save me now from this misery," which kick off "Heaven."

"We're not interested in songs about how you look and what kind of car you drive and how much money you have," said bassist/vocalist Jojo in the band's online biography. "We want to create music that's about the love and energy and spirit we all carry. It comes from a bigger source than ourselves."

Boiseans will have the chance to catch a glimpse of that source on Friday, July 27, when Los Lonely Boys brings its laid-back grooves to The Egyptian Theatre following the release of its eighth and most recent studio album, Revelation (Playing In Traffic Records, 2014).

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