Need to feed your Lance Lopez addiction? Thanks to his crackling vocals and badass fingering, we won’t blame you for being hooked to this Texan king of guitar string. Everyone from B.B. King to Jeff Beck has applauded this blues prodigy, who always proves to be a good time with songs like “Salvation From Sundown,” “Love Of Mine” and “Why.” His hard-driven beats and attitude are markedly bluesy, but you won’t be able to pry that grin off your face as you try to sit back down in your seat at Brian’s Backyard BBQ on April 20, Stanhope House on April 21 or B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill and April 25.
Lance Lopez: Everything’s Better From Texas
—by Travis Downs, April 18, 2011