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Lance Lopez – Texas blues-rock guitar

June 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$23 - $27


‎”When it comes to modern-day Blues-Rock music, LANCE LOPEZ is really someone who is a model for what the genre is all about”

-BLUES ROCK REVIEW

Texas six string legend Lance Lopez unleashed his long-awaited new solo album, ‘Tell The Truth,’ March 2018 on Mascot Label Group.

Tell The Truth is an autobiographical tour-de-force through the life and times of an archetypal Texas blues legend with all the highs and lows that inevitably accompany this time honored path. Lance Lopez has been on a slow, steady climb up the mountain to the blues rock hall of heavyweights for the last decade, and this album declares his arrival.

“Nothin’ worth having, ever came easy to me, the sweetest victories came within an inch of defeat” ~ “Never Came Easy”

Lance Lopez has a voice that let’s you know he’s walked the walk, and his smokey tenor has grown more gravely and passionate with the years, then you remember, he was brought up by the likes of Bobby “Blue” Bland, Buddy Miles, Johnny Taylor, and Lucky Peterson. Lance started playing professionally at the age of 14 in bars and clubs in and around New Orleans, joining up with soul great Johnny Taylor when he was just 17, then becoming Lucky Peterson’s band leader at 18, and eventually joining the Buddy Miles Express. He’s lived the life every day since, and you can feel every mile of the road on this album.

The path to becoming a Texas blues guitar legend is not an easy road, and even with mentors and friends like Billy Gibbons and Johnny Winter, that road is long and fraught with the necessity of the literally thousands of clubs, endless nights, low wages, and long travels – all of which leads to the many temptations that make for distractions to get one through the day. Lance Lopez, again, was mentored by the best, and that means that along with the priceless lessons in the musical life from legends like Buddy Miles, also came lessons in drinking, drugging, late nights, the ravages of road food, and that side of the life that has broken so many. With the grace of good faith, friends, and family, Lance has seen it through to a healthier, happier side.

Tell The Truth is the record on which Lance Lopez finally defines his solo sound – there’s loads of his famous hard-edged gritty guitars, lovingly parsed and layered throughout, but there’s also a powerful full band sound on every track with throbbing bass lines, sumptuous piano and organ, wicked blues harp, thunderous drums, and Lopez’s industrial strength vocals across the whole of this outstanding songset.

This record rocks. Hard. Nobody seems to talk much about the rock side of Lance Lopez, but that’s about to change. The blues audience has been hip for years, but as much as he identifies with the legacies of the Hubert Sumlins and the many, many greats of that world, Lance Lopez also proudly wears the colours of British hard rock and the Southern rock sounds that informed the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd – all of which came from the firestorm that Hendrix brought back with him from London. This album has one foot in the blues, and one foot in rock ‘n’ roll, and Lopez straddles the divide brilliantly. The soul that he brings to this recipe is the gravy on top, and it makes for a very tasty, satisfying meal. This album is electrifying. It rolls through like a thunderous majestic freight train of truth, pain, and hope.

Tell The Truth is above all a working class blues rock record. Songs like “Cash My Check” and “Never Came Easy” look at life as it’s being lived, in an honest and forthright fashion. Then there are the more harrowing tales of life’s travails and temptations to be found on “High Life” and “Down To One Bar.” Even when he’s covering John Lee Hooker on an incendiary reading of “Mr. Lucky,” this is a fiercely personal record, and Lopez spares himself not one bit as he lays down life as he’s seen and lived it. Lopez has seen has demons, stared them down, and come out on the other side.

“Texas has been know throughout the years to be the breeding ground for some of the baddest guitar players of all time…Lance is yet another one to carry on that Texas tradition…” BILLY F. GIBBONS – ZZ TOP

“A very exciting and intense Blues Guitarist…” JEFF BECK

“Lance Lopez got 3 standing ovations when he opened a show for me and I was among those standing…”B.B. KING .. ..

“One of my favs, the boy can make a guitar sing!” GREG MARTIN – KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS

Details

Date:
June 30
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$23 - $27
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Venue

Sutter Creek Theater
44 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
Phone:
(916) 425-0077
Website:
www.suttercreektheater.com

Tickets

206 available
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