NPR digs deep into Los Lonely Boys formative years, tougher times, and the meanings behind songs on “Rockpango”
“The group has been through tough times together, on stage and off. Most recently, Jojo Garza sustained a vocal cord injury that made him constantly raspy and threatened to grow worse the more he used his voice. He and his brothers feared that he might never talk again, let alone sing.
Thankfully, he pulled through the ordeal. Henry Garza says Jojo’s vocals on the Rockpango track ‘Smile’ will always remind him of those difficult days and the joy he felt when they came to an end.
“‘When we tracked that song, I just cried my eyes out,” he says. “I could cry right now.'”