Lance Lopez releases new video
Lance Lopez proudly presents his brand new video for his new track Down To One Bar, taken from his long-awaited new solo album, Tell The Truth, out on March 2nd 2018 on Provogue/Mascot Label Group.
Speaking about the video, the Texan singer/guitarist explains: “Down To One Bar is the tragically funny story of how drinking never worked out very well for me! It always started out as a great party and then ended badly. What seemed like good times and lots of fun was not always that way. Today I am able to look back and tell the truth about how my partying usually ended up in Down To One Bar”
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 honoured 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.
Lance Lopez has a voice that lets you know he’s walked the walk, and his smoky 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 Taylorwhen 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 he has walked has not been an easy one, and even with mentors and friends like Billy Gibbonsand 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 drink, drugs, 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.
Produced and recorded over the last three years by Fabrizio Grossi in Los Angeles, this album clearly shows that Lopez has absorbed everything he’s heard, and the lessons of everyone he’s had an opportunity to share songs and stages with in the last few years. Trading verses with singers such as Warren Haynes and Walter Trout, trading solos with Eric Gales, Robben Ford, Steve Lukather, and the aforementioned Mr. Gibbons has certainly served Lance well.
9 March – Fabrik, Hamburg, GERMANY (Rockin The Blues 2018 Tour – Special Guest)
10 March – Columbia Theater, Berlin, GERMANY (Rockin The Blues 2018 Tour – Special Guest)
11 March – FZW, Dortmund, GERMANY (Rockin The Blues 2018 Tour – Special Guest)
13 March – Muffathalle, Munich, GERMANY (Rockin The Blues 2018 Tour – Special Guest)
15 March – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, GERMANY (Rockin The Blues 2018 Tour – Special Guest)
16 March – Boerderij, Zoetermeer, THE NETHERLANDS (Rockin The Blues 2018 Tour – Special Guest)
17 March – The Garage, London, UK (Rockin The Blues 2018 Tour – Special Guest)