The Del Fuegos

The straight-ahead Boston roots rock band started as a trio in 1980, featuring Dan Zanes on guitar and vocals, Tom Lloyd on bass, and Steve Morrell on drums, and later became a quartet with Zanes’ brother Warren on guitar. By the time of their first album on Slash, Morrell was replaced by Woody Giessmann. The band generated a strong local following in Boston, but its decision to do a TV ad for Miller Beer didn’t thrill fans, nor did their next couple of albums. By 1989, Giessmann and Warren Zanes had split, with their spots filled by Joe Donnelly and Adam Roth. A new album, Smoking in the Fields,got good reviews, but didn’t sell, and the band broke up soon after. Warren Zanes put out the solo album Memory Girls in 2002. Dan Zanes has become a successful children’s entertainer.
(by Ed Symkus)

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