Los Lonely Boys: Cottonfields and Crossroads

Los Lonely Boys: Cottonfields and Crossroads

Fri, 09/16/2011 - 8:30pm

Pictured: Los Lonely Boys

Credit: Courtesy of Mary Bruton

The story of three Mexican-American brothers from Texas who create a signature music style they call "Texican."

After a childhood of playing cantinas and honky tonks from Texas to Tennessee, Los Lonely Boys have rocked their way to the top of the American music industry, determined to fulfill their father's long-held dream.

Los Lonely Boys: Cottonfields and Crossroads encores Friday, September 16 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI World (cable 524/DT21.2).

This documentary feature film tells the story of three Mexican-American brothers from San Angelo, Texas,who create a unique sound that melds the core of the early San Angelo music scene of the 1950s and 60s into a signature style theycall "Texican."

Los Lonely Boys: Cottonfields and Crossroads is a sensitive and emotional film that depicts a classic rock story told from a Mexican-American perspective, how family, culture and identity shape dreams. The film traces the early days as the young family band cuts its teeth, learning from their father as they play in country bars and Mexican cantinas in and around San Angelo, Texas. The film travels with them to Nashville, where they endure turmoil and heartbreak. These life experiences captured by Galán’s camera reveal a compelling portrait of a young band of brothers who, against all odds, break out of poverty and find the American rock ‘n’ roll dream.

WXXI celebrates Hispanic Heritage 2011 with a strong slate of new and encore programming that features Hispanic Americans who have enriched our nation. We invite you to join us by tuning in.

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