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Handmade Music Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition

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1. Come Back Home
2. Hard Time
3. Let Go
4. Dream Away
5. Get Out and Walk
6. Your Love
7. Travelling Riverside Blues
8. Letters
9. Vaya Con Dios
10. Black Cat Moan
11. Can You Feel it? - Bonus Track
12. Lowdown Ways - Bonus Track

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The album title promises pure Handmade Music and Texas based Lance Lopez is keeping his word with all the twelve blues rock tracks. But the guitarist widens the scope on the genre itself. Starting with the opener,the boogie Come Back Home,to a suitable single release named Letters,the elegiac seven minute long Dream Away up to the rich Lowdown Ways the album presents all varieties of electric blues. The dirty dozen was recorded at the famous Ardent Studios in Memphis Tennessee where Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top have also been working before. For the process of recording Lance Lopez was able to draw back on the experience and the help of Jim Gaines.The producer had already demonstrated his skill and his competence in the cases of Stevie Ray Vaughn,George Thorogood (Ride Till I Die),Steve Miller (Fly Like An Eagle) and Carlos Santana (Supernatural). He also took part in recording John Lee Hooker's milestone The Healer. Now Jim Gaines is controlling the fate of Lance Lopez and a track like Traveling Riverside Blues combines the perfect studio sound with the rawness of a live performance.The sound engineer Pete Matthews who has already been working with ZZ Top makes up the crew.So it does surprise that Handmade Music is also a masterpiece in technical terms. In comparison with Lopez previous album Salvation from Sundown, the compositions and interpretations of the axe man appear even more mature.The instrumental Vaya Con Dios displays his exceptional dexterity.Lance confirms:On this album I strike the right chord like I seldom did before. But the whole (new!) band sounds incredible!The bass player Chris Gipson and the drummer Jimmy Dereta take care that the power trio is at its best.This was exactly what Lance Lopez had in mind:I have always admired bands like Cream, Jimi Hendrix Experience and ZZ Top. They all consisted of remarkable soloists and that makes total sense because with such a trio you have no possibility to hide behind a wall of keyboards.

About the Artist

How much Lance Lopez really can rely on his sidemen in a live situation could be witnessed lately when his band was on tour with Johnny Winter. He wanted to win the audience over ,I feel honored to stand on the same stage as the man whom I have adored since I was a kid. His guitar playing has always impressed me. And of course, I want to convince the audience of Johnny Winter,Lopez had said shortly before his successful gig at the Bluesgarage Isernhagen. That's where he also spoke about his early enthusiasm for blues music and his desire to become an acknowledged guitarist.I always had this dream of following my big heroes. Lance Lopez has pursued this aim since his childhood. He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. At the age of twelve, he moved to Dallas with his parents, after that he lived in New Orleans for a while. His music was strongly influenced by these two metropolitan cities. Not only did his older brothers make him listen to their blues and rock albums but even his father took him to concerts. And so as an adolescent, Lance saw Stevie Ray Vaughn at his last concert in his home town playing with BB King! When he was 14, Lopez was already playing with local bands. Doing gigs regularly in clubs in Louisiana and Florida was the best way to develop his musical talent. Finally, when his familiy returned to Texas, Lopez had gained enough experience to offer his services as a guitarist to soul legend Johnnie Taylor. A short while later he became the bandleader of the backup act of bluesman Lucky Peterson. And so it didn t take too long, before he recorded his debut album First Thing First in 1998. At the turn of the millennium Lance toured Europe as supporting act of Steve Vai and Jeff Beck. In 2001, he performed as special guest of BB King and won the title Blues Band of the Year at the Dallas Music Awards. In 2009, he was at the peak of his career, for the time being, when he performed at the German music TV show Rockpalast ,broadcast by the TV station WDR.The concert was recorded in Cologne on July 25th and then released on a DVD,together with the CD Salvation From Sundown. This concert has left a lasting impression on Lance, For me this was like being knighted.I had the rare honour of appearing in the same show where my idols Stevie Ray Vaughn, ZZ Top and Johnny Winter had performed I'm very proud of that! Lopez latest release Handmade Music is a worthy successor to his album Salvation From Sundown and confirms that he deserves the applause he has been given according to the motto Get Out And Walk.

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Back in the Saddle 8 Jan. 2013
By docotis - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a big fan of Lance Lopez, but some of his releases (and he is pretty prolific) are marginal. This CD, while not his best, is well worth the price of admission.
His all time best CD is, HIGHER GROUND, This is his best effort, hands down. If you don't have this CD, run, don't walk, to get it. You will not be disappointed!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Lance is the business. 5 July 2013
By Dave Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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I saw fortunate to see Lance twice in Germany at the beginning of June 2013 and was completely blown away by his guitar playing - a mixture of Trower, Page, Jimi, and the three Kings too! He covered most of the songs on this album. I really like this album because it has more of a rockier sound compared to his earlier stuff. There are some very good solos and his tone as ever is great. I would recommend this CD to anyone first listening to Lance and then work yourself backwards. Higher Ground stands out from the rest of his earlier albums. This is a very good album and he certainly has more in the fuel tank to give. I look forward to his future releases.
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Great CD 27 Jun. 2013
By JRE - Published on Amazon.com
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Lance really hits the pocket on this release. Saw him play some of the material live at the Dallas Guitar Show I was hooked.
Superb Guitarist 2 July 2014
By 1travelbug - Published on Amazon.com
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A collection to see you through. I enjoy this CD whether it's on the drive to work, or working out.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Awesome Texas Rock and Blues 16 Jan. 2013
By Yorgirider - Published on Amazon.com
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Lance Lopez is my new favorite listen on my daily commute. He illustrates a great mix of funk, rock and blues on this album.
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