Blues legend Lance Lopez, often described as the “guitarists guitarist”, will release his new album in 2022 and has launched a crowdfund to get the project over the line.
“We’ve got an all-star lineup right here,” Lance says. “Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Eric Clapton, Average White Band), Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr), Herman Matthews (Tower of Power, Kenny Loggins, Tom Jones), Buck Johnson (Aerosmith, Hollywood Vampires), Wes Little (Robben Ford) have all lent their hands, and I’m super excited to work with them all.”
Lance is working on the new album with renowned LA producer/songwriter Joey Sykes. Having taken a break for health reasons, Lance is now excited to be back recording and is looking forward to playing live with his new power trio. “We’ve been working on some pretty great songs,” Lance says, “and we can’t wait to get back on the road.”
Lance began playing local bars around the New Orleans, Louisiana, area from the age of 14. By 17, he was touring with soul great Johnnie Taylor and the following year was hired as bandleader for blues legend Lucky Peterson, spending three years touring throughout the world.
Drummer Buddy Miles would go on to mentor Lance and would co-produce his debut album First Things First.
Lance has toured with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, ZZ Top, Rod Stewart, Whitesnake, with B.B. King noting that Lance had “three standing ovations when he opened a show for me, and I was among those standing,” while Billy Gibbons has described him as one of his favourite guitar players.
The crowdfunding campaign is a great opportunity to help Lance get back to what he does best and, as Lance says, “there are all the cool perks that good folk can get and be personally involved in getting this record out there.”