Lance Lopez Announces New Album.

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Responsible for many of the excellent vocal leads on the Supersonic Blues Machine releases, Lopez is a seasoned name on the US live circuit. Now he has a new single to unleash,from his upcoming album ‘Tell The Truth’. 

Texan Lance Lopez is set to unleash his long-awaited new solo album, Tell The Truth, on Friday 2nd March 2018 on Provogue/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 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.

“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 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 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 he has walked has not been an easy one, 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 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.

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.

You can watch the official lyric video for the new single ‘Cash My Check’ in this article.

Pete Sargeant 

 

(Many thanks to the Mascot Label crew)

Feature Image Photo Credit: John Bull/Rockrpix Photography

Lance Lopez’s new solo album ‘Tell The Truth’ is released on Friday 2nd March 2018 on Provogue/Mascot Label Group.

In addition, Lance Lopez is the special guest on Mascot Label Group’s first ‘Rockin The Blues’ festival tour which will perform across Europe in March 2018. The final night of the tour is at The Garage, London, United Kingdom on Saturday 17th March 2018. Tickets for this show and the rest of the tour are available here: http://bit.ly/2CtoYDk

Visit Lance Lopez Facebook page for more information here: http://bit.ly/2nh32BA

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