Mascot Label Group are thrilled to announce that Lance Lopez has joined the Provogue label to sit at home amongst some of the finest modern blues icons such as Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Sonny Landreth, Gary Hoey and more.
There’s no doubt about it, the state of Texas is well known worldwide for its fiery blues guitar players, and Lance Lopez perfectly encapsulates that fire with countless examples of some furious fretboard mastery.
Stevie Ray Vaughan touched the soul of the young, gifted, blues/rock axeslinger and although born in Shreveport, Louisiana, at the age of 12, his family moved to Dallas, where with the exception of a spell back in New Orleans and Southwest Florida, the guitarist has called his home ever since.
A professional musician from the age of 14, at 17 he was hired by the late soul great Johnnie Taylor, with whom he toured with. By 18 he was hired as the band leader of blues legend Lucky Peterson’sband, touring the world and then joined The Buddy Miles Express. He has released 6 studio albums – First Things First (1998), Wall of Soul (2004). Simplify Your Vision (2006), Higher Ground (2007), Salvation From Sundown (2010) and Handmade Music (2011) – and has seen some of the finest players in the world heap praise on his including B.B. King, Jeff Beck and ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons.
In 2015 he joined forces with bassist Fabrizio Grossi and drummer Kenny Aronoff in Supersonic Blues Machine who have release two acclaimed albums to date and collaborated with Billy F Bibbons, Steve Lukather, Eric Gales, Warren Haynes, Walter Trout, Robben Ford and Chris Duarte on West of Flushing, South of Frisco (2016) and Californisoul (2017) – that has seen him play to thousands of people a show in Holland, India, Russia, Norway and the UK.
Talking about joining Provogue Lance says; “We are looking forward to recording the best music of my career with Mascot/Provogue! Most of my favourite guitarists, artists and friends are on Mascot and it is truly an honour to be amongst them…We believe Mascot understands Blues Rock better than anyone else and most of all understands and believes in guitarists.”
You can get a taste of some brand new Lance Lopez on Provogue’s upcoming Rockin’ The Bluescompilation, released on 24 November and also features Black Stone Cherry, Beth Hart, Supersonic Blues Machine, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Eric Gales, Walter Trout and many more.
Lance is also the special guest in the European March 2018 Rockin’ The Blues Tour. Tickets available from www.rockintheblues.com
09 March – Fabrik, Hamburg, GERMANY
10 March – Columbia Theater, Berlin, GERMANY
11 March – FZW, Dortmund, GERMANY
13 March – Muffathalle, Munich, GERMANY
15 March – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, GERMANY
16 March – Boerderij, Zoetermeer, THE NETHERLANDS
17 March – The Garage, London, UK