Picks and Pans Review: Los Lonely Boys
The Grammy-winning Garza brothers—Henry, 28, JoJo, 26, and Ringo, 24—have a new album, Sacred, and a new business, the Texican Chop Shop, in their hometown of San Angelo, Texas.
GETTING IN GEAR The Texican Chop Shop, which the Boys bought in January, can be seen in the video for Sacred's first single, "Diamonds." The shop is managed by Ringo's father-in-law, Hector Garcia, and staffed by longtime friends of the brothers. "It's a body shop that takes care of all customizing needs for a car or motorcycle," explains Henry, who worked on vehicles there before things revved up for Los Lonely Boys. "It's pretty weird to work at a place and come back and own it. We just want to give something back." Adds JoJo: "It was also for the love of cars. These old cars deserve respect. We have friends who are skilled painters and [bodywork] men. This is their stage."
ON THEIR FAVORITE RIDES For JoJo, it's his gold '66 Chevelle. "When I was 15 years old, my dad showed me this car," he recalls. "I fell in love with it. I got my first job that summer as a roofer, trying to get the money to buy it, but I fell short. Ten years later, there it was at this shop. I didn't hesitate [to buy it]." Ringo's black '67 GTO is what really gets his motor going. "I saw it one time in a movie and really liked the way it looked," he says. And Henry's favorite? "It's my '72 Cutlass," he says. "It was my first ride. I had it before any success. My wife helped me get it with some money she got from working at Wal-Mart. That's why it's real special."