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Source: Todd Holmberg, 785-532-6425, trholm@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Rosie Hoefling, 785-532-2535, media@k-state.edu

Monday, March 14, 2011

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING GROUP LOS LONELY BOYS TO CALL MCCAIN HOME APRIL 8

MANHATTAN -- The Texican style and sound of Los Lonely Boys will rock the McCain Auditorium stage Friday, April 8, at Kansas State University.

The musical group will perform at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 2010-2011 McCain Performance Series. The band performs music with elements of rock 'n' roll, blues, soul, country and Tejano. Moreland & Arbuckle, a roots rock band from Wichita, will open the concert.

Since the group's worldwide breakout five years ago, Los Lonely Boys achieved multiplatinum album sales and a Grammy award for the song "Heaven." The band consists of brothers Henry Garza on guitar, Jojo Garza on bass and Ringo Garza on drums, all from San Angelo, Texas.

In their album "1969" the brothers trace their own musical lineage and honor the artists and songs that inspired them, including Carlos 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." Their most recent album "Rockpango" will be released March 29 and features the new single "Fly Away."

"This Texican band will captivate with its deeply personal and stunning fusion of electric blues, Texas roots, soulful grooves, searing six-string licks, Latin beats and good old-fashioned rock 'n' roll," said Todd Holmberg, director of McCain Auditorium.

Tickets are on sale now, with prices starting at $14 for K-State students and $28 for the general public. Discounts for K-State faculty and staff, military and children are also available. They can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or by calling 785-532-6428. More information is available online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain.

A McCain Conversation featuring Wayne Goins, director of jazz studies and professor of music at K-State, will precede the evening's performance at 6:30 p.m. in 204 McCain Auditorium. Goins will present a discussion about Los Lonely Boys' music and the group's role as the masters of Texican rock 'n' roll.