Los Lonely Boys to Headline 13th Annual WBOS 92.9 EarthFest

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Texican rockers Los Lonely Boys to headline the 13th annual WBOS 92.9 EarthFest in Boston, joined by British sensation James Blunt, Brandi Carlile, Denver-based quartet The Fray and The Alternate Routes. Presented by Whole Foods Market, the WBOS EarthFest will take place from Noon to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, along the Charles River. The WBOS EarthFest, the biggest FREE radio station concert in the country, is expected to draw more than 100,000 fans for a day of music, food, and family fun.

Texican rockers Los Lonely Boys to headline the 13th annual WBOS 92.9 EarthFest in Boston, joined by British sensation James Blunt, Brandi Carlile, Denver-based quartet The Fray and The Alternate Routes. Presented by Whole Foods Market, the WBOS EarthFest will take place from Noon to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, along the Charles River.    

The WBOS EarthFest, the biggest FREE radio station concert in the country, is expected to draw more than 100,000 fans for a day of music, food, and family fun. The WBOS EarthFest is produced in conjunction with the Department of Conservation and Recreation

A family band out of West Texas, Los Lonely Boys are the three Garza Brothers: Henry, Jojo and Ringo. This remarkable trio of brothers has been making music together since they were small children and with more than a decade of professional experience, Los Lonely Boys are preparing to release their second album Orale. Los Lonely Boys write, sing, and play music drawn from diverse source, including a mixture of classic rock and roll, country and Tex-Mex, blending their influences into a seamless style.

Since the release of his debut album in the United States last October 2005, James Blunt has gone from relative obscurity to appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show. His debut Album, Back to Bedlam reached #2 on the Billboard Album Chart and earned RIAA Platinum status, with more than 1 million copies sold. The breakout single “You’re Beautiful” hit number one on the Billboard Singles chart.

“This year’s festival features some of the most exciting new talent to appear in the last few years. From the rocking Latin sounds of Los Lonely Boys to the vocals of James Blunt and Brandi Carlile, the WBOS EarthFest features one of the most talented line-ups we have ever had,” said David Ginsburg, music director of WBOS 92.9. “We are thrilled to be able to deliver this type of line-up free to the fans of WBOS and the city of Boston.”

The Fray is a Denver-based foursome whose melodic pop-rock songs and soaring vocals resonate with sprawling tapestries and tales of hopefulness and heartache. Formed in 2002 by Isaac Slade and Joe King, the band signed to Epic Records in 2004 and released their debut album “How To Save A Life” last fall.

Named one of the to 10 Artists to Watch in 2005 by Rolling Stone, Brandi Carlile released her self-titled debut CD in the summer of 2005. The album is a showcase for Carlile's expressive voice. Since its release, Brandi has been endlessly touring the country with Chris Isaak, Jamie Cullum, Ray LaMontagne, Marc Broussard and Train.

The Alternate Routes are a young, dynamic rock band with a strong emphasis on songwriting and storytelling. The band, which recently released its debut album, Good and Reckless and True, was formed in 2002 as a collaboration between vocalist/guitarist Tim Warren and guitarist/vocalist Eric Donnelly.

In addition to the musical performances on the main stage, this year the WBOS EarthFest will feature an expanded Family Area presented by Friendship All-Natural Cottage Cheese and Sour Cream. The Family Area will include a stage, with a wide variety of musical acts and entertainment, including Girl Authority, Steve’s Songs, Ben Rudnick and Friends. Magician Peter Boie and Jake Brennan. The Family Area activities begin at 10:a.m. and will also feature interactive activities for children from face painting to making art with recycled materials.

The WBOS EarthFest will also feature nearly 100 booths offering educational displays, exhibits and food sampling. The booths will be staffed by event sponsors and local environmental and non-profit organizations, including the Charles River Watershed Association, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Project Joy, Greyhound Friends, Sierra Club, Amnesty International and Island Alliance.

WBOS recommends festival goers take the T to the Hatch Shell. Take the Green Line to Arlington Street or take the Red Line to Charles Street / MGH. For more details, visit the MBTA website @ http://www.mbta.com

For more information on the 13th Annual WBOS EarthFest listen to 92.9FM or visit http://www.WBOS.com.

WBOS 92.9FM, WTKK 96.9FM, WKLB Country 99.5, WROR 105.7FM and WMJX Magic 106.7FM in Boston are owned by Greater Media, Inc. Greater Media, Inc. is a privately held company with radio stations in Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia and Central New Jersey as well as nine weekly newspapers and a printing facility. For more information, visit Greater Media on the web at http://www.greatermedia.com.

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