Lost Gonzo Band

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Original band members, 1977.

The Lost Gonzo Band was founded in 1973 and toured and recorded with many of Texas' most colorful musicians including Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael Martin Murphey, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. The original members of the band were, Bob Livingston, Gary P. Nunn, John Inmon, Kelly Dunn, Tomas Ramirez and Donny Dolan. Over the years, the band has also included Paul Pearcy, Craig D. Hillis, Herbert Steiner, Mike Holleman, Michael McGeary, Bobby Smith, Lloyd Maines, Radoslav Lorković and Riley Osbourn.

The Lost Gonzo Band released three albums in the 1970s: Lost Gonzo Band (1976) and Thrills (1977) on MCA Records, and Signs of Life (1977) on Capitol Records. The band appeared on the PBS program Austin City Limits in 1976, 1978 and 1986. In the 1990s, the band recorded two CDs for Vireo Records: Rendezvous in 1992 and Hands of Time in 1995. Demon Records, a company based in England, released a compilation CD of the first two MCA records entitled, Dead Armadillos in 1998.

All of the members of the original band still have active music careers and occasionally reunite for concerts. They played the Kerrville Folk Festival in 2008, Dosey Doe's Coffee House (Houston), and the Saxon Pub (Austin) in 2010. On January 8, 2012, the Lost Gonzo Band will play at the "Music Fest" in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, a Texas-themed music festival featuring over 40 bands over a five-day period, January 6–10. The Lost Gonzo Band is being honored as the festival's "Tribute Artist" and the January 8th program will include many of the festival's bands playing Lost Gonzo Band songs.


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