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'Cornbread'By Cornbread

The Los Lonely BoysThe Los Lonely Boys, Brotherly Tour takes on the Show Me State
KC and St. Louis, Missouri
from Cornbread & Mama with photos by Big Dave

August 19, 2005
Los Lonely Boys w/ Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Martin Sexton at The City Market (founded 1857) in Kansas City. Rain, thunder and lightning delayed the concert. The Los Lonely Boys played six songs on a wet stage, as the fans at the crowded City Market enjoyed the bit they saw. See review of Randolph/Sexton.

September 17, 2005
Los Lonely Boys with special guest The Jackie Greene Band played at The Pageant in St. Louis.
The young and talented Jackie Greene opened with a rockin’ blues set with Gumby hangin’ out on the mic stand. I personally liked the Muddy song “Nineteen Years Old”. This twenty-four year old played acoustic and electric guitar, sang, played keyboards and harmonica – wow. We met up with Jackie after the show. When asked who is greatest influence was, he said "Tom Waits". Check back as we’ll be reviewing Greenes newest CD soon.

What a treat this show was. Big Dave, Mama and I got to hang out with the Garzas before the show. The concert was outstanding and we agreed it was one of the best we’ve EVER seen. Ringo (drums), Jojo (bass) and Henry (guitar) played, sang and grooved for over an hour and half. Man, they are so talented and have a ton of energy. We were treated to new songs from their upcoming release as well as songs from their first CD. While each song provided for an opportunity for a solo, they were done in a Stevie Ray Vaughan meets Santana meets Richie Valens - loud and perfect delivery. I predict their new song about 'doing it my way' will be a huge hit. Jojo was seldom still as he was kickin’, stompin’, running, jumpin’ and even spinnin’ – yes while playing his six string bass. If you missed their concert or if you want an excellent treasure get the DVD “Live From Austin”.

Publishers note -This band, already well established with a Grammy to their credit, still have the energy of a new band, even though they've been playing music together since childhood. They mentioned to the packed house at the Pageant that they were taught by their father at an early age "that the only thing that truly mattered was our music and our fans", and that stardom was all incidental. Having had a chance to briefly meet this talented group of brothers, I can attest to their sincerity and humble nature...a true measure of a star.
Big Dave

Ciao' for now, peace.
Peter 'Cornbread' Cohen, CBP
~ Cornbread@STLBlues.net ~

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