Lost Gonzo Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 1970s 1990s


In the early 70s many country and rock musicians settled in Austin, Texas, and a key venue was the Armadillo World Headquarters. Here Jerry Jeff Walker recruited the musicians to back him on an album to made in Luckenbach, Texas. The album, recorded in August 1973, was called Viva Terlingua! and the musicians were named the Lost Gonzo Band. The mainstays were Gary P. Nunn (keyboards, vocals) and Bob Livingston (bass, vocals), along with Michael McGeary, Herb Steiner, Craig Hillis and Kelly Dunn. The band toured with Walker for five years and cut solo albums. The line-up changed but an important addition was John Inmon (lead guitar). They did session work individually and also worked with Ray Wylie Hubbard. In 1990 Jerry Jeff Walker re-formed the band (Inmon, Livingston and drummer Freddie Krc) for the Gonzo Compadres. The Lost Gonzo Band has now recorded two more albums, the current personnel being Inmon, Livingston, Riley Osborne (keyboards), Tomas Ramirez...

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