Great Songs That Radio Ignored – Joe Bonamassa, Los Lonely Boys


los lonely boys revelationTime Flies: Can you believe it’s been TEN years since Los Lonely Boys hit #1 with “Heaven”? The three Garza brothers are ultra-talented. If you’ve ever witnessed Henry Garza’s guitar work on stage, you’ve blown away by his tone and theatrics. The Texas rockers are back with a new CD, Revelation. The song with the most commercial appeal is “Don’t Walk Away”. Whoever’s marketing Los Lonely Boys needs to be fired, this song and band deserve a wider audience and better publicity. Check out the lyric video:





keb mo whole enchiladaIf you’re a blues artist today, you recognize that modern radio probably won’t be playing your songs. Niche stations on Pandora and Sirius are your biggest outlet. Take a Grammy winning artist like Keb Mo, his versatile voice conjures up Delta blues, modern rock, folk, and jazz. A song like “The Whole Enchilada” is a beautiful love song with incredible heartfelt lyrics and flawless vocals. Yet, the song has been unheard by the majority of music fans today. Let’s hope musicians like Keb stay faithful to their art and never jump on the trendy pop formula corrupting radio today.


joe bonamassa driving toward daylightJoe Bonamassa is currently the biggest selling blues artist today. If you’re a fan of the genre, you’ve loved his guitar work for years and his collaborations with Beth Hart are out of this world. But, Joe has never reached the Top 40 singles chart and likely will continue that trend for the rest of his career. Yet, if radio wanted to shake things up, a song like “Driving Toward The Daylight” is the perfect blend of classic rock with a little modern-rock to keep it relevant. The song never became a hit but I’ll bet a lot of you will download it to your favorite late night playlist.   On a side note, Joe has just released another CD with Beth Hart, Live From Amsterdam, it’s worth checking out!