Lance Lopez

Guitarist - - Music -

Rip-snort­ing Texas blues work­out Keen-eyed read­ers may al­ready have clocked Lance Lopez as the gui­tar dy­namo at the heart of Su­per­sonic Blues Ma­chine, the su­per­group brought to­gether by ZZ Top’s Billy Gib­bons. Lance has a long solo ca­reer un­der his belt, how­ever, and if you haven’t ex­pe­ri­enced his bone-rat­tlingly pow­er­ful take on Texas blues his lat­est, Tell The Truth, is a fine place to start.

Al­though SRV is a touch­stone, Lopez has a more mus­cu­lar style and is also a dev­il­ishly good slide man too, as ev­i­denced on the rol­lick­ing boo­gie Cash My Check where he lets rip with su­perb phras­ing and in­to­na­tion that re­calls Joe Walsh at his best. Else­where, Lopez man­ages to breathe fresh vigour into the old blues trope of blow­ing your wages on whisky and wild liv­ing on Down To One Bar and shows off his pow­er­ful, ac­cu­rate al­ter­nate pick­ing dex­ter­ity on Mr Lucky. Lopez com­mits him­self to the hilt in ev­ery solo and vo­cal line – mak­ing this a fine ef­fort from a rag­ing bull of a gui­tarist. [JD] Stand­out track: Cash My Check For fans of: Ste­vie Ray Vaughan, Joe Walsh, Joe Bona­massa

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