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LOS LONELY BOYS PRESENT THREE-YEAR GRAMMY CAMP® SCHOLARSHIP DURING SAN ANTONIO CONCERT

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GRAMMY®-WINNING GROUP LOS LONELY BOYS PRESENT
THREE-YEAR GRAMMY CAMP® SCHOLARSHIP
DURING SAN ANTONIO CONCERT
Pictured left to right: Jojo Garza, Henry Garza, Laura Mordecai, Theresa Jenkins,
Ringo Garza and Scott Goldman. Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy®/WireImage.com,
Photo by Sasha Haagensen © 2015


Group Supports Next Generation of Music Makers with Scholarship to Provide Full-Ride GRAMMY Camp® Tuition for Qualified Texas Applicant For Three Years

 
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Aug. 4, 2015) — On July 30, during their San Antonio concert, GRAMMY®  -winning group Los Lonely Boys (Henry Garza, Jojo Garza and Ringo Garza) presented a check worth $10,500 to support three years ($3,500 per year) of a full GRAMMY Camp®  scholarship for a qualified Texas-based applicant. Starting in 2016, the scholarship, which will be valid at any of the camp's residential locations, will be awarded for three consecutive years. The presentation was made in association with Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares®; Theresa Jenkins, The Recording Academy® Texas Chapter Senior Executive Director; Laura Mordecai, The Recording Academy Texas Chapter Education Chair; and Kevin Wommack,  Los Lonely Boys manager. Los Lonely Boys are very committed to music education and participate in music festivals and donate proceeds from ticket sales to t help support this cause. The trio wanted to take their involvement a step further by providing support for the GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY Camp program.

GRAMMY Camp, now celebrating its 11th year, is the GRAMMY Foundation's signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students. In 2015 residential GRAMMY Camps were held in Los Angeles and Brooklyn, N.Y., and a day camp was held in Nashville, Tenn. Texas high school students interested in experiencing what it's like to have a career in the music industry can apply for GRAMMY Camp 2016 now at www.grammyintheschools.com.

GRAMMY Camp offers selected high school students an interactive residential summer music experience. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The program offers seven music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Music Business; Music Journalism; a Performance track for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocal, and Winds & Strings; Video Production; and Songwriting. This real-world, hands-on environment will involve an in-depth look at the entire creative process from the first spark of original material through the promotion of a finished product, and will culminate in a launch party.

An abiding sense of family unity and creative rapport has been built into Los Lonely Boys from the beginning. Henry, Jojo and Ringo Garza have made music together for their entire lives. Their father, Ringo Garza Sr., was a member of another sibling band, the Falcones, who played throughout southern Texas in the '70s and '80s. When that group disbanded, Ringo Sr. went solo, and recruited his three young sons to back him. The family relocated to Nashville in the '90s, and soon Henry, Jojo and Ringo Jr. began writing and performing their own material as a trio.

After moving back to Texas, the brothers recorded their 2004 eponymous debut album at Willie Nelson's Pedernales studio in Austin, Texas, with Nelson guesting on the sessions. The album quickly won the band a large national audience, peaking at No. 9 on the Billboard 200. Its lead single "Heaven" became a Top 20 pop hit, and won a GRAMMY for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.

Following a guest appearance on Santana's 2005 album All That I Am, Los Lonely Boys solidified their success with 2006's Sacred, 2008's Forgiven and the holiday-themed Christmas Spirit. Meanwhile, the band continued to build its reputation as a singularly powerful live act.

In 2009 Los Lonely Boys released an all-covers EP, 1969, followed by 2010's Keep On Giving: Acoustic Live! and 2011's Rockpango. Revelation — Los Lonely Boys' latest studio album released on their own LonelyTone imprint in 2014, in association with Austin-based indie label Playing In Traffic — is a landmark release for the siblings. While maintaining the infectious melodic mix of bluesy rock and roll and rootsy brown-eyed soul that's long endeared Los Lonely Boys to its fiercely loyal fan base, Revelation adds an expansive range of new sonic elements, including the conjunto touches of "Blame It On Love," the reggae groove of " Give A Little More," the rustic acoustic textures of "It's Just My Heart Talkin'," and the baroque pop elements of "There's Always Tomorrow."