Starting in the '80s, guitarist Dave Gonzalez released a number of albums with the Southern California-based roots rockabilly trio the Paladins before later founding the western soul group the Hacienda Brothers in 2003 with Chris Gaffney. After Gaffney was diagnosed with liver cancer in early 2008, Gonzalez recruited a group of Austin musicians, including Mike Barfield, onetime leader of the Hollister, to do a benefit tour for Gaffney. After Gaffney passed away later that year, the band kept touring and eventually dubbed themselves the Stone River Boys. That outfit extends the direction of the Hacienda Brothers and delves into country soul. We spoke with Gonzalez about the group, as well as its forthcoming album.