So as those of you close to me know, guitar is my first and only one true love. There are countless facets to being a working musician and being well rounded is of the utmost importance. However, when it all comes down to it, playing a Telecaster brings me the most joy. Being a first call sideman/guitar slinger and adding that 'something special' to a working band is a great challenge that I welcome. It allows me to focus strictly on musicianship and elevating not only my own playing, but the overall experience of hearing and seeing said band. I take pride in being a team player.
So with that I am thrilled to announce that I have officially accepted the offer to spend December and January touring with Jane Rose & The Deadend Boys out of Nashville, TN!
As many of you know, working in and from Nashville is something I hold in high regard and this opportunity is a blessing. I've been fortunate to do session work there and now I get my chance to work with a GREAT singer and her band from there. I am truly blessed.
The Rhythm Review and I are still moving forward with new merchandise (it will be available online soon!) and a new album. I still take great pride in my own music and showcasing it with the R.R. and this is by no means the end of the trio. In fact, it's just the beginning of a new and better chapter!
Life is beautiful and I give thanks daily for sharing it with y'awl ;)
Catch us in Denver this week, Oklahoma next week, and then it's off to Nashville to join up with Jane and the boys!
Happy Holidays and hope to see and hangout with y'awl on my travels!
So we're back in Austin, Texas this week after a week long run in Fort Worth. Texas is a great state and we're having a ball! This coming Thursday (at 8:30 p.m.) we've been asked back for one more Texas show before we head back to the Rocky Mountains of beautiful Colorado!
We'll be at the LEGENDARY Poodie's Hilltop Roadhouse! Legendary because it's one of Willie Nelson's hangouts and was owned by his former right hand man/stage manager Poodie Locke (R.I.P.). Not only has Willie graced the stage, but so have the likes of Billy Joe Shaver, Ray Benson & Asleep At The Wheel, Billy Bob Thornton and many many more. It's an honor to be asked back!
Also this week, new merchandise orders have/are being placed! Decals, T shirts, trucker hats, buttons, and of course the new CD will go out to print and ready by Dec. 1st!
We are absolutely thrilled and feeling so blessed for everyone's support, generosity, friendship, and love. It's a beautiful life we lead and it's an honor to share it with each and everyone one of you!
The road stories keep piling up. The music all around us has been awesome. The friendly, caring, generous, and generally helpful souls around us have been a blessing.
We're alive and well and thriving. Looking forward to our upcoming Texas shows, finishing the new album, and getting back to Colorado so hang with our ol' friends and families before we do it all over again in December.
Wishing everyone well! We are currently in Austin, TX making music and friends! Our opening night with the Tex Offenders at the Carousel Lounge was awesome! The weather is perfect and the vibe is great as it always is in Austin. Looking forward to showing Snoop around and to our upcoming gigs. Please check out the "Shows" tab for dates and please help spread the word!!!
Another great couple week run in Colorado comes to an end. Next up is Arkansas and Oklahoma both with the Rhythm Review and as guitar slinger for hire with Melissa Hembree & Whiskey Union!!! One of my favorite singer/songwriting songbirds!
Snoop and I hope to see you all out on the adventure trail. We'll be bringing in special guest drummers as Max heads to Florida for a family wedding.
So I found myself with 5 days between gigs in Oklahoma and found out about the chance to get to Nashville to cut guitar sessions for an awesome producer and a singer/songwriter who I greatly respect. How awesome is that? I love when things fall into place!
So here I am two full days and 3 sessions in, living my dreams. I can now cross "L.A. Session" and "Nashville Session" off my to do list. Amen!
Wishing everyone well! See you back in Oklahoma this weekend with Melissa Embree and Whiskey Union!
First of all, SORRY for the lag in updates! We've been going non stop for a month with gigs and recording as well as other administrative duties and sometimes the website gets forgotten about.
We are just finishing up a month long run around Colorado. I'm gearing up to head to Oklahoma where I'll be doing Rhythm Review shows with the "Oklahoma Rhythm Review" featured Tim "Ransom" Conner on bass and the great John Hoff (Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan/Blackbird, Bugs Henderson) on drums.
I"ll also be doing two weekends with country singer/songwriter Melissa Hembree & Whiskey Union and then it's back to Colorado for more dates in late Sept into Oct.
Thanks to everyone for the support ! The Rhythm Review and I are grateful and looking forward to countless more shows together.
Greetings from Colorado Cats and Kittens! The latest adventures are already coming together and life is beautiful. The new Rhythm Review featuring Snoopy and Max Maggs is already on fire and audiences are loving the show. Looking forward to many many more shows and road miles with these two!
I just signed on with Hepkat Bookings and Productions and we expect a very bright future together. Keep an eye out for the latest news and show dates. We expect to expand our reach over the U.S. and get into Europe as well!
Enjoy a few photos and sounds from last weekends stay at the Archive Room in Arvada Colorado. Also, we'll be back there again this coming Friday and Saturday! Please join us if you're in the area!
Greetings! It's time to get back on the road and bring the music to the people. I'll also be working towards compiling live and studio recordings for release. I'm booked solid the next 2 months and already have dates well into October. Please check out the "shows" tab for dates and locations. Also, check out the "bands" tab for Melissa Embree as I will also be working throughout Oklahoma playing guitar for this great singer/songwriter. The future is bright! Colorado, Oklahoma, and word on the street is it may stretch into Arkansas and Tennessee very soon!
Just blew into Tulsa yesterday evening and already I've been thrilled with 2 Wink Burcham sets as well a Jesse Ayecock and Gene Williams show. I even got to play Wink's gig at the Mercury Lounge with him last night. An amazing treat for a guitar player!
Thanks Wink! Here's the week's dates for myself. I'll have Leon Russell's current drummer Brandon Holder with me as well as one of my favorite bassists of all time; Tim Ransom Conner!
Also, look for me Saturday afternoon at the Bixby Blues Fest playing with Wink again!!
I almost forgot: Friday morning I'll be on the KMOD morning show doing an interview and live performance!
Satellite Amplifiers is based out of San Diego, CA. The owner Adam Grimm and I first met at a Summer NAMM show in Nashville back in 2011 I believe it was. We met again this past Winter NAMM in Anaheim and again recently at the Guitar Pedal Expo in Van Nuys, CA.
Long story short: all the cool guys are indeed named "Adam" :) and Satellite Amplifiers provide me with "my" sound. I'm currently demo'ing a Neutron model through a 1x12 cabinet and am totally blown away.
I'm super excited to have Adam build me my own personal amp asap. In the meantime, come check out my demo setup at the Casbah this Sunday at 9 p.m. if you're in the San Diego area. Stevie & The Hi-Staxx will be doing our thang!
I've got some new dates locked down in Tulsa,OK! So to fill out the trip, I'll be booking dates between April 29th and May 9th from SoCal to Tulsa and back. Anyone with assistance to book venues, private parties, finding musicians where needed, etc would be greatly appreciated!
The upcoming instrumental is now 12 song sketches deep and quite diverse. I'm going to keep rolling with the writing and demo session as long as the wave will take me. It's been a fun ride thus far and I'm grateful to be the outlet for these tunes!
I also just got back the first 3 tunes from the upcoming Stevie & the hi-staXX album. They are yet to be mastered and there are many more to record, but what a great feeling to hear my pickin' mixed with his tunes. I am a lucky man!
An update on my upcoming instrumental album: The first 9 tunes (28mins worth of music) are now sketched out and roughly demo'd! It's tentatively being called Son of Twangenstein and I'm getting more and more excited to share this with the world everyday.
Cutting guitar tracks for the new Stevie & The hi-staXX album. Continually writing/recording/arranging new tunes for my own upcoming releases. Maintaining and improving my guitar chops. Improving my physical/spiritual/mental health. Improving myself and my duties to my friends and family. Such is this beautiful life. Wishing everyone well!
NAMM was a great time! I had the pleasure of seeing plenty of familiar faces and getting to take in all the madness of the show. Hanging out at the Hahn booth was super fun. Meeting all the great pickers that came through and getting to hear them was a pleasure. The best part was probably the after show dinners with Chihoe Hahn and his buddy Russ though. It'd been a few years since Chihoe and I got to hang out.
Meanwhile, I'm still working away in my home studio tracking new tunes for what I still think will be two releases, maybe three. Who knows though, maybe it will be one very long and diverse album!?
Also, I've taken up as working with former Pet Franklins drummer Jim Hathaway as a duo project that we hope to have working soon. Just something for fun to go out and play some gigs. All eras and styles of good ol' American music including a bunch of stuff most people probably wouldn't expect to hear me singing. Should be fun!
Another project I'm HONORED and HUMBLED to asked to participate in is with Mr. Stevie Harris. Stevie and I go back almost 20 years now to our time in the San Diego singer/songwriter scene of the 1990's.
Stevie and I are what I consider to be pretty close friends, but back in my teenage years, Stevie was a legend as far as I was concerned and somewhat intimidating in my eyes. Someone who's music I was a fan of from the first listen and to this day remains on my playlists consistently. I was lucky enough to have some of my lap slide work show up on his Black Will Not Hurt You album back in the day but have now been asked to be lead guitar man in one of his latest projects: Stevie & The Hi-StaxX. Soul rock music at it's finest with one of the best voices I've ever known and with one of my all time favorite songwriters.
I've been writing and recording demos in my home studio like a mad man! Maybe it's the California sun or just being "home" for the first time in many many years, but I can't remember the last time I was this productive as a songwriter.
The playlist is ever changing and my unwritten rule is that I'll only post 3 songs at any one time for you to preview, so the playlist is going to keep turning over as I demo more tunes. Currently that rule is being broken and there are now 4 tunes up! There will also be tunes from both albums I'm currently working on although now I'm not so sure I shouldn't put out THREE different albums.
I truly hope you enjoy them and that you are looking forward to the final product as much as I am!
It's amazing how much time can pass between updates and you don't even realize it!
Hope everyone had a great holiday season and made it through unscathed. I'm currently in California getting ready for the NAMM show. I'll be hanging out in the Hahn Guitars booth and making the rounds to see some old friends and make some new ones!
I"m also in the process of recording demos for what may be 2 new albums. I say "may be" because I'm also brainstorming ideas to release everything primarily in digital form through my website. Basically adding new tunes up for sale online as they are finished. Then perhaps releasing some of the more popular tunes in hard copy formats such as vinyl....
It would be great to get feedback from those of you that are still buying music out there.
Last week was a blast! Two Dixie Leadfoot gigs and one reunion of sorts with Mad Dog & The Smokin' Js that culminated in two performances for me at the Hillbilly Beermagedon festival in Rapid City, South Dakota!
Here's a video of me performing with Dixie Leadfoot & The Chrome Struts this past Saturday night in Severance Colorado! This is a FUN project led by former Frank Zappa and Steve Vai vocalist Suzannah Harris. I am a lucky man!
I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I am now the newest member of Dixie Leadfoot & The Chrome Struts! What an honor! D.L.&.T.C.S. is lead by the awesome Suzannah Harris on upright bass and some of the best vocals you could ever hope to hear. She's worked with none other than Frank Zappa and Steve Vai and now little ol' ME gets to play guitar next to her on stage!!!
It's truly an honor and I can't wait for us to get started. Come check out my debut this Friday at the Skylark in Denver!!!
Greetings all! Thanks for stopping by to check out the new site layout. Besides the new look, you'll find some new pages as well. There's also easy access widgets for joining the mailing list and finding me on Facebook now on every page. I will continually be adding new things so keep checking back!
The plan is to integrate my site with all my other social network and music sites to make www.adamlopezmusic.com the main hub and the one page to bookmark for all things related to me and my music.
You will also find my lovely wife's One Sheet button in the widgets on every page so you can learn about her craft as a professional belly dancer and even book her for your own venue or event!
The debut Mighty LoCasters album is underway and things are moving along quickly and easily! I can't wait for everyone to hear the new material.
Also, I've undertaken a recording project of unrecorded/unreleased/mostly unheard Adam Lopez material as well. I hope to start releasing tunes online very soon. Most likely one by one and if they do well, perhaps they'll go to print before too long.
In the meantime, I'm getting on a plane for California and looking forward to spending time with friends and family. It's been far too long!
Unfortunately myself and the Mighty LoCasters will NOT be performing this Saturday night at the Zodiac (Co. Springs) with Lola Black and The Cannibal Creeps. We're sorry but hope to be back on the scene very soon!
It's official, I'm now ready to accept a handful of private guitar students in Old Co. City/West Co. Springs. If you're in the area and interested in top notch guitar instruction and tutoring, please drop me a line! You can email me here at Adam @ AdamLopezMusic . com or by phone at 918-813-9808.
Also, if you're in the Co. Springs and Denver area, please check out the calendar for upcoming gigs! The new band is AWESOME and you won't be disappointed!!!
Here's a recent EPK video clip I put together that I thought I'd share with y'awl. I'm in the process of securing some more product endorsements as well as looking to do more touring both as a solo artist and as a guitar slinger for other bands/artists. Enjoy!
Just got back from the Summer NAMM show in Nashville! Photos coming soon! What a great time it was though.
Also, check out the latest Lo Tops lineup! David Jackson on the upright bass and the one and only Billy Earl Padgett on the skins! Billy Earl is known for his work with The Nashville Rebels, The Starkweather Boys, and Dwight Twilley!
Catch our debut gig this coming Saturday night at Free Tulsa!
Greetings! Coming to you from yet another hotel room. This time in Oklahoma City after a fun gig at the Prohibition Room while we get ready to perform at the OKC Festival of The Arts! We'll be on the West Lawn Stage at 11 a.m.. Ouch!
Also, for those who haven't heard, awhile back we added Sean "The Animal" Ammons on bass. We've also now added a 4th Lo Tops: Mike Paul! Mike is strumming the acoustic guitar and helping out on backing vocals.
This train is a rollin' and we're having a blast! If you haven't heard us lately, I hope you can catch a show soon and get a chance to hear our progress. We're getting stronger and better everyday.
I'll be updating the calendar soon. If you're in or around Tulsa, we'll have some fun gigs coming up including the Colony and Mayfest. Keep checking back!
We're back from Austin and have recovered from the crammed van, the tiny hotel room, and the hectic traffic. What fun we had! Our showcase went brilliantly. We managed to pack our venue and even the owner of the joint hand delivered us shots to the stage midway thru our set. In a town FULL of bands playing all day everyday, that was a pretty damn good pat on the back!
We are very grateful and proud of one another and are looking forward to 2011!
Here's some photos from the gig courtesy of the one and only J.J. Pistols! :
As some of you know and have asked about, I sold out of physical copies of the CD months ago. However, I have just re-ordered a small run (100) for our trip to Austin and SXSW. I will gladly set some copies aside prior to our leaving on the 16th if anyone is interested. This will be the last run of them I think, so it's bound to be a rarity ;)
Email me at email@example.com if you're interested. They'll be 10 bucks. I also still have the circle/star logo T shirts available. They are 20 bones.
All proceeds collected prior to the 16th of March will help fund our trip to Austin so help some brothers out!
There's been a revision to tonight's show in Tulsa. We'll now be performing with the Red Dirt Rangers and not the Philip Zoellner Band! PZB and ourselves will be booking more shows in the future no doubt, but tonight we have the honor of opening for the Rangers at Fassler Hall. 3rd & Elgin downtown Tulsa. We'll go on at 10!!
Also, there's a bunch of new vids up on my YouTube channel. Enjoy!
Sorry for the recent lack of updates, but my old trusty computer finally passed on to that great computer family in the sky. I'm back with a brand spankin' new one though and there's much to bring everyone up to speed on. Look for more updates in the coming days and keep checking the calendar for dates near you! Tulsa, Texas, Arkansas and soon; St. Louis!
The biggie is on March 18th during SXSW in Austin! We'll be doing a showcase at Touche' down on 6th street at 5 p.m. This is a FREE TO THE PUBLIC showcase during SXSW and we can't wait to bring you an all original powerhouse of a set!
Also, former Adam Lopez Trio bassist Sean Ammons is back with Adam and now a Lo Top! This is a very exciting time for me as Sean and I love making music together and he was the first person I tried to get when I decided I wanted to form the Lo Tops.
Much love and appreciation to Steve "The Treasure" Huhn for his time in helping get the Lo Tops off the ground. We love and miss him and his big ol' bass, but such is life. We're very excited by what Sean brings to the band and we look forward to sharing it with the world!
The TCB Birthday Bash! was a huge success. Standing room only in a packed house at the Blue Dome Diner! We did well and raised some sweet cash and a nice acoustic guitar for the Invisible Children United Fund. When they start their summer programs around Tulsa, we'll be sure and keep you updated!
Here's a poster for the next show on Jan. 22nd here in Tulsa at Junkie Live as well as a photo slideshow from the TCB!
Thanks to everyone for the awesome support!.
ALSO, I'VE SOLD OUT OF CDs! TO CELEBRATE AND SAY THANK YOU, I'VE MADE FULL ALBUM DOWNLOADS ON CD BABY ONLY $4.99 !!!
It's my birthday month as well as a host of great friends so we're gonna have us a lil' party. All Ages! Free! Supporting Invisible Children United! 6 awesome bands! Raffle items from Lee's Bicycles, Precision Body Art, and More!
In case you missed it, we had the honor of opening up for the Stone River Boys ( www.stoneriverboys.com ) this part Saturday night in Tulsa. The band includes one of my heros Dave Gonzales (of the Paladins) on guitar and they were phenomenal! If you don't know about this band, seek them out and I'm sure you will find them worthy of your support. Great guys who were super fun to hang out with and put on a great show!
If you're in Tulsa this week, catch myself and the Lo Tops at the Colony this Friday night with the Dale Lawton Stampede!
The Rt.66 Rock & Roll Ball was a smashing success!!! Huge thanks to EVERYONE involved including: Brian Parton, Kelli Lynn & The Skillet Lickers, The Dale Lawton Stampede, The Lo Tops: Rick Reavis and Steve Huhn, Brian Prewitt and the Blue Dome Diner staff, Buster's Guitars, Precision Body Art, The World Famous Hawleywood's, Jamie Whartenby, Celeste McNeal, Matt Eidson, and any n' everyone I may have left out!!!
Also, as most of you know I'm in the Nov. issue or Relix Magazine including a spot on the compilation CD. You can also find me last week's Urban Tulsa as well as the Dec. issue of Tulsa People!
Dec. 11th is a HUGE deal for me. The Lo Tops and I will be opening for the Stone River Boys when they make their (1st ?) trip to Tulsa! The Stone River Boys are led by the one and only Dave Gonzales of the Paladins, so this will be a huge honor for me! Check the calendar for the details.
Dec. 17th finds us back at the Colony with The Dale Lawton Stampede.
New Years Eve we'll be bringing it in hot in Oklahoma City at the Prohibition Room.
Jan. 8th we''l be throwing another Ball in honor of my Birthday at the Blue Dome Diner. It's also a celebration of all the other January Birthdays including Kelli Lynn's, Steve Huhn's, Brian Prewitt's, and some guy named Elvis.
It will be an Elvis theme party with all kinds of silly wackiness including dress up, look-a-like contests, and some sort of charitable cause to donate too again! Details coming ASAP!
Wishing everyone Happy Holidays!!!! Thanks for the support!!! Adam
Hey all! Just wanted to do some quick catch up. The Nov. issue of Relix is on the stands NOW! Grab a copy to find me inside and on the compilation disc. Any of you that are HERE because Relix? Sign the guestbook and say hello! Also, please find me on my social network sites. You can find them in the Links section.
If you're in Tulsa this Nov, catch myself and the Lo Tops on the 19th at Ida Red @ 7:30 for Kelly Kerr's photo exhibit: Axe Men.
It's a celebration of Oklahoma guitarists that not only am I honored to perform at, but honored to be among the 30 or so guitarists in the photo exhibit itself. Others include Steve Pryor and Tommy Allsup, so that should give an indication of how LUCKY and HONORED I am to be included!!! Check out Kelly's work at:
Later that night we'll be playing next door to the Cain's Ballroom hosting our own official unofficial Reverend Horton Heat After Party after they tear it up at the Cain's. We'll be at the Crystal Pistol!
Then of course is Nov. 24th and my baby: The Route 66 Rock & Roll Ball! This is going to be an old school Rock & Roll package show. An old school dance hall party! We're also going to raise some change for the Food Bank for the holidays. Featuring Brian Parton, Kelli Lynn & The Skillet Lickers, The Dale Lawton Stampede, and myself and the Lo Tops. Comedian The Phenomenal McGonigal will host! Monty The Barber will have a chair on site to do some old school barbering too!
All ages, full bar for the adults, and donations at the door. No cover! Hope to see you there!
What a wonderful month Sept. has been for myself and the Lo Tops. We really had a BLAST this month getting the band together and tightened up. Rehearsing like madmen. Performing a ton! The show at Hot Shots recently was great and the people there were SUPER kind to us. The all ages CD release party at Ida Red was AWESOME! Thanks to Brian Parton for sharing all these recent bills with us lately and to Gypsy Twang for playing a set at the CD release. And another HUGE thanks to Rick Reavis and Steve Huhn for being awesome Lo Tops, and our good buddy Matt Eidson for all his support!
Look for more fun in Oct! We'll be making our first out of state trip with the new trio on the 16th over in Fayetteville,AR at Ryleigh's Boom Boom Room. One of my favorite places to play! Also, there's gonna be a couple of Tulsa shows so stayed tuned to the "Calendar" section for updates coming soon.
We're also looking into another CD release party, this time for the adults! We hope to have a full bill of Rockabilly/Roots bands, a decorated dance hall, and a crowd in full on 50's threads! This ain't no costume ball, but simply a night for everyone to fully express their rebel attitudes and DANCE like crazy people! Stay tuned!!
Also, look for an article on me in an upcoming issue of the Urban Tulsa as well as a spot in RELIX Magazine; including a track on their monthly compilation CD sampler!!!
Tons more possibilities are in the works too! Life is beautiful!
First of all, I can't believe it's already September!!! Time flies!!! Second of all, the new trio "The Lo Tops" are not only up and running, but getting better by the day. Rick Reavis on the skins and Steve Huhn on the doghouse bass are awesome people and great musicians with a great work ethic and commitment to the cause. I can't thank or appreciate them enough!!! Check out the calendar for upcoming shows. There's quite a few!!! Wishing everyone well!!
Ok y'awl! I NEED YOUR HELP!!! I wanna play this Festival and YOU CAN HELP get us there! Just need you to find me on the list and vote for me & the Lo Tops!!! Then I need you to send it to all your friends..and I mean ALL OF THEM. Alert anyone and everyone with an internet connect and a pulse, and then ask them to send it on their friends and so on and so forth!! Let's show the world the power of Tulsa,music,friends, family, friends of friends, friends of family, and....!!! YOU CAN VOTE ONCE A DAY THRU AUGUST 19TH!!! THANKS!!!!
The show at the Black Gold Music Run was nuts!! What fun. Gary Davison stepped in on moments notice and just KILLED it! Steve Huhn on the doghouse bass was the perfect ingredient and we had an awesome crowd!
Look for us later this month on the 21st at the Hunt Club with Hurricane Mason!
Find me over on Facebook and check out a video montage of last Friday's set!
The new music spreading all over the net like wildfire. You should be able to find it at most online retailers in digital and physical form within the next couple of weeks. If you can't find it on your favorite site, drop me an email and I'll see what I can do about it. T shirts will be there week too! I'm also setting things up on my ReverbNation page, including merchandise, so that's a great one stop shopping site for the new stuff.
The new trio "The Lo Tops" will debut this Friday July 30th in Tulsa at the Black Gold Music Run. We go on at 11pm over at the Utopia Club! Hope everyone will come out and join the fun!
The Lo Tops are: Gilly Garcia on the drums and Steve Huhn on the doghouse bass. Welcome fellas!!!!
The album is done! I'm working on the legalese and getting the packaging ready for print. The new trio "Adam Lopez & The Lo Tops" will debut July 31st in Tulsa at the Black Gold Festival and the CD WILL be in hand.
Also, I've taken up a Friday night gig now called "Adam Lopez & The All Star Rhythm & Blues Review". This is one FUN gig
Featuring OK Blues Hall of Famers: Harry Williams (Ike & Tina, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Flash Terry, Hubert Sumlin), Bucky Young (Ike & Tina, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Little Milton) and the great Frank Swain (Flash Terry, Little Johnny Taylor, Lowell Fulson)!...!
Don't miss out Tulsa! Gringo's @ 9 pm. 31st & Sheridan just behind the movie theatre!
Busy busy! Hope everyone is well and see you soon!
It's been a great 2010 so far and I've been staying very busy. As you know, I've been working with the Kevin Phariss Band and getting to play with some Tulsa music legends regularly. I've also been getting to work with David Thayer. David is a bandleader, singer, and great guitarist who's played with many BIG names in country music. We've been doing some fun gigs covering all sorts of classic rock, blues, country, and r&b and it's an honor to get the call!
The new album is about halfway complete and the remaining half is mostly done already as well. I go on the road this week with the KPB and once I return I expect to get the album done and off to print in about 2 weeks.
I can't wait! If you're in the Little Rock, Arkansas or Memphis areas, the KPB band will be there this Friday and Sat. I know we're at the VFW in Little Rock on Friday night (7ish?) and need to get the details on the Memphis gig, but we'll be there.
Look for us or drop me an email if you need more info!!
So back in 2006 I released an album called "Stranded In Babylon". I was/am very proud of that album and all the opportunities it brought me. Multiple national festivals, some 300 college/internet/and major radio stations had it in rotation, sales all over the planet, the chance to play with many talented musicians, travel, and much much more. It also allowed for my trio to play two shows during SXSW in Austin in I think 2007. Anyway, every year (at least recently?) the Urban Tulsa holds an essay contest to send one lucky and promising music writer to Austin for SXSW to cover the event. This year my friend Brandy Stoner entered the contest and was super awesome enough to use me and the album (even after all these years!!) as her backdrop for her wonderfully written piece. I thought I'd share it with you all as I'm touched that she thought of me and because Brandy is great with words! Enjoy!
Greetings! I wrote an entry for the SXSW contest for Urban Tulsa Weekly, on the subject of which local band we think most deserved to be on a stage at SXSW and why, as well as about our love for music, in 500 words. I did not win. It was not the entry they were seeking, but I thought you might like to have a copy of the piece.
SXSW – Brandy Stoner – “Adam Lopez Band”
A discussion about one’s love of music can easily grow esoteric. I’ll try not to get too “profound.” Music is a sister to poetry in a way that it isn’t to math, and words are my favorite thing.
William Carlos Williams said, “It is difficult/to get the news from poems/yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.”
Music, like poetry, is used to teach, ease, excite, and celebrate. It is uniting, divisive, mournful, and inciting. Music is universal language. It replaces the language we lost at the Tower of Babel. Where words fall short, we have song. Songs leave a record of our humanity and our inhumanity.
You can see a soul as much through the music that moves someone as you can by the songs that don’t.
Although the “Adam Lopez Band” – quotations are his, not mine– has gifted Tulsa with newer work since the 15-song Stranded in Babylon, it is the collection “that added some more truth to my diet.” (Bored Of Education, Track 5).
As we listen, we are invited in the next hour to “embrace those that have roots” (Lovers, Track 4) and to “save ourselves, our lovers, and our happy homes.” (Save Ourselves, Track 9) I’m a sucker for a good wordplay, so The Bored Of Education (Track 5) had me from The Bored. Expecting to hear that the young are apathetic, I was inspired to hear Adam’s smooth voice saying that we are tired of what we are being taught, and want to learn the truth. The mighty Babylonian metropolis which we have been told to admire may fall from its glory one day.
My love of language was birthed by the songs and rhymes of childhood. Language is percussive. Consonants are beats and vowels move the melody. The syllables move me. In chapels and arenas, good music sparks the same desire in me as a man who is intense, tender, strong, smart, and a little unpredictable.
I’m Alright (Track 13) is so danceable, one might chant “Yeah hey yeah,” and forget (or not realize) that it’s about not passing on abuse. Connecting with an artist or piece is not only a matter of understanding a message, or a moment. It is a physical experience.
Hips, however, lie closer to the heart than one might think. Song is a sensory experience, born of emotion and imagination. It springs forth in its conception from a single thought, action, or ideal.
When live, Adam is entirely performing, but comes off as if he were the only person in the room. It’s evident in his self-portraits in Babylon’s cover design. The “Adam Lopez Band” captures the freedom of rock without all the frenzy.
The hard guitar of the title track, backed by the strong drums of Pholk Souljah (Track 11) and the soaring end with Soul Music, make Babylon’s call to cease personal and political separations one that can and should be heard at SXSW in Austin this March.
it's been awhile since I've updated this thing. Sorry for the lag! I've been keeping pretty busy with the Kevin Phariss Band and my teaching schedule. My trio is back on hold as I'm shuffling around potential players and trying get something that works for everyone. No hurry! I've come to the point where I'd rather be patient and create something that's exactly how I envision it instead of slapping something together and rushing.
We're still hosting the Sunday Jam @ The Cimarron Bar. 4 p.m. every week!
Look for the KPB around Tulsa and into Arkansas and Memphis come Memorial Day weekend.
Also, the new album is still under construction. Again, I want to be patient and do it up right, so of course it's taking far longer than anticipated but I really think we'll have something out there come summer !
Where to start??! First off some of you may have noticed that ConfidentGuitar.com is no longer online. Due to time contraints, I didn't feel I could give it the attention it needs to be worth your time to browse, so I've taken it down for the time being. The lesson videos will remain on the CG YouTube page for now and perhaps a new lesson blog will appear sometime in the future.
One of the reasons for the discontinuation of CG is that I'm now involved in 2 bands as a full time member. As you already know, I've been hired by the Kevin Phariss Band, and my new trio is up and running.
I've also had my student count start to go back up (about 30 a week). That's a lot on the plate and a TON of songs and lyrics to memorize, but trust me, I ain't complainin' ;)
Life is beautiful and getting to share music with all these great musicians and fans is a blessing!
I'll be debuting with the Kevin Phariss Band this Saturday in Mannford Oklahoma at the VFW.
The Swingin' Chupacabros will be debuting on Feb. 24th at the Blue Dome Diner for a private party (lemme know if you want me to sneak you in ; ).
I hope everyone made it through the holidays and is enjoying the new year! It's already been a year of ups and downs on this end. Most of you don't know, but I've taken the gig with the Kevin Pharris band here in Tulsa. The Kevin Pharris band is a local treasure led by Kevin that features some great musicians including Rocky Frisco on keys (JJ Cale) and Harry Williams on drums (Ike & Tina, Hubert Sumlin,Flash Terry). Both are Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame inductees and Rocky is also an Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame inductee.
These guys have always blown me away with their kindness and acceptance into their local music scene and now that I have a chance to work with them full time I must say that I"M HONORED.
On a sad note, Kevin is currently in the hospital recovering from a stroke. Please pray, hope, think happy thoughts, send mojo, or whatever it is you prefer but please send it!
It's been a rough time lately for many Tulsa musicians health wise and I truly wish them all and everyone all the health and happiness in the world. I hope you do the same ! ;)
Also, my new band looks to be in place and I'm VERY excited to get out and start performing the new tunes as well as some new covers I've always wanted to play.
Look for us out on the local scene very soon; Tim "Ransom" Conner on bass, Gary Davison on drums, and if you're lucky and catch us on the right night, Rocky Frisco on keys!!!!
If you haven't yet, find me on MySpace, Facebook, and ReverbNation as well!
Also, don't forget to check out my new work in progress: ConfidentGuitar.com
That's right! Album(s). I've had the "new" demo tracks up for some time now and many people are probably wondering where the final cuts are. They are finally being finished and as of now there are a total of 8 tracks on the "completed" list. There's also a bunch more being finished up which will make up one very long album or two separate ones; a vocal album and an instrumental album. At this point I'm not sure in what combo they will be released, however they WILL both be released at the same time.
Also, many of you know that when I'm not performing/writing/recording, or practicing, that I'm also teaching. I've recorded a few online "lessons" recently and have had a good response. Granted, these lessons were strictly experimental on my end to see how the format worked for me and others, so the audio/visual quality is understandably mediocre. The positive response however has led me to pursue the formation of my own guitar school which will begin with an upgrade in the quality of these online lessons. Ideas are still being bounced around and nothing is concrete just yet, but look for new higher quality lessons soon!
Sad news this week as Mr. Rick Potter has passed on. Rick was highly regarded expert tube amp builder, repair artist, and wizard. Rick Potter is the "R.P." in my "RPM" amp. He was also a great guitar player who remained a working musician right up until he just couldn't physically do it any longer.
I was lucky to have made friends with Rick over the last few years and I will miss him. The last we spoke, he was finishing up dialing in my amp after I had done some gig testing with it. Soon after, he officially retired from amp work. I guess I was lucky enough to get one of his very last pieces of work.
Guys like Rick are something special. The absolute best in their fields, virtually unknown outside of their circle, but there's no doubt that his tone will live on for many more decades. Maybe forever.....
As some of you know, when I'm not gigging at night, I'm teaching guitar during the day. I've decided to go cyber with the lessons too for fun and for friends! Hope some of you find this helpful, if not, maybe the next one. I had a good time testing this out and look forward to making more. If you have any requests just holler!
Also, look for a whole "Lesson" section here in the menu soon!
Some of may know by now that I'm playing guitar with Jeff Beguin and the Mojo Dogs! Jeff and the Dogs are one of Tulsa's hardest working bands and have let me join them to add some Tele twang to their evolving Honky Tonk/Truck Driving brand of rootsy countrified rock n' roll sizzle! Here's a rough video from my 2nd gig with them. TONS of fun!
Sorry for the long delays! Life is one big wonderful adventure that sometimes keeps me out of the website updating loop ;)
This weekend if you're in Tulsa, I'll be playing guitar tonight (Friday) with the Mojo Dogs @ The Dixie Tavern @ 9 p.m. We'll be honky tonki some kick ass country/rock/blues. Not sure of the address offhand but surely you're on the interwebz, so you can probably find it.
Saturday I'll be playing guitar for Tulsa's favorite singer/songwriter Steve Liddell and his band at Veteran's Park for Education Rocks. We go on at 2 p.m.!
Hope everyone is well!!
Hey everyone! It's been a few weeks. Hope everyone is enjoying the new tunes. I'm currently working on getting more new demos posted asap!
I just got back from a 13 state adventure including a stop in NY to pick up my new Hahn 228 guitar!
I'll be representing for Hahn Guitars to absolute best of my abilities and telling the world about these first class instruments!
We also made quite an adventure out of the trip. We drove to make sure we could see some new places and we took our mountain bikes to further explore new places.
We also caught Los Lobos on a cruise around Manhattan and the only thing between us and them was a monitor and a mic stand!
Check out the photo!!
Hope everyone is well!!
Check out the latest tune in the music section called "It's All Over Now" !
"It's just punk rock Man! All ya gotta do is just be a punk!"
Now for your viewing pleasure; a photo of my Rasco when he was just a baby.
We're so punk rock!
I just posted a demo track I finished up today called "Baby I'm Alright".
You can check it out in the Music section, over on MySpace, and now on Soundclick.com too.
Any listen is a good listen, or you can stop by all them and listen just to spread the love ;)
Hope everyone is well!
I know the charts over at SoundClick don't mean anything, but it's fun to check progress anyway ;)
Since yesterday with everyone's support this is where we stand at the moment:
All You Need Is Crazy (DEMO)
# 113 in Country (highest position was 113).
Total songs: 43,568
# 7 in Rockabilly (highest position was 7).
Total songs: 1,332
Time Of Our Lives (DEMO)
# 515 in Rock (highest position was 515).
Total songs: 172,254
# 37 in Rock n Roll (highest position was 37).
Total songs: 13,530
Keep enjoying your listens and tell your friends ;))
...we're approaching 40,000 views and 20,000 song plays! Thanks to everyone for the support and please tell your friends!!
And don't forget to check out the new songs!
Just finished a demo for a song called "All You Need Is Crazy". You can check it out in the music section or also head over to MySpace and give it a listen and check out the page's new look.
Evening tandem rides are a win win
I put up two new demos of new tunes I'm currently working on!
You can check them out in the Music section or head over to MySpace and hear them there.
New photos coming soon too!
Hope everyone is doing well!
Once again I lag on keeping this thing up to date. Sorry!
Mas Rudie! is down to keeping a regular Thursday night at Hibiscus.
I"m using my freed up time to write and record the next Adam Lopez album.
In the last two weeks, I've written and mostly completely about 9 tunes.
Some instrumental tunes as well as vocal cuts.
Hopefully recording for the final cuts will start by April 1st.
Keep an ear out for demos being posted either here or on MySpace soon!
Hope everyone is well!
As always I've been lagging on keeping the site up to date.
Mas Rudie! has been BUSY. Super busy.
We've been averaging 3 or 4 nights a week for months now.
You can still catch us Monday nights at Shades of Brown in Tulsa as well as at Hibiscus every Thursday also in Tulsa.
Also, check out some video footage of our Jan. 10th show. It was Greg and I's birthday extravaganza.
You can view more @ www.youtube.com/adamlopezmusic
In other news, I'm slowly gathering material for a new solo album.
Technically a follow up to Stranded In Babylon, but also nothing like it in terms of styles.
I've been busy the last year falling back in love with the guitar and my earliest guitar influences like Chuck Berry, Scotty Moore, James Burton, Don Rich, as well as later influences like Danny Gatton, Scotty Anderson, and Brent Mason.
I'm a soul singer, but I was a roots guitar player first!
I'm a Telecaster twanger by nature y'all!! YEEEEE HAWWWWW!!!!
I added 4 new Mas Rudie! tracks to the music section! They're the 4 songs from our new E.P. "Remendelo" and they're available for your free download.
We've also got some cool shows coming up. Check us out if you're in the Tulsa or Topeka, KS area !
Head on over to MySpace and check out the new Mas Rudie! demo: Remendelo!
Also, add them to your friends list (you know you have a MySpace account too!) and check out the two new T-Shirt designs up for consideration.
Leave a comment for your favorite!
As some of you have heard, Canuto can no longer continue with Mas Rudie! Before his departure we had recently added 2nd guitarist Greg Mize (he's featured on our free downloadable version of She Speaks Baile over on MySpace).
Greg and I have decided to continue on with Mas Rudie! Joining us now are Dave Omen on bass and Steve Beard on drums.
We have a bunch of shows in the next few months lined up.
So head over to our MySpace ( www.myspace.com/masrudie )
and check us out, download some music for free, and check out some videos. Also, check out my You Tube page:
This weekend catch the debut of the new Mas Rudie! at Summer Soulfest in Tulsa at Plan B downtown!
p.s. It's Mas Rudie! not Mas Rubi
There's a bunch of new videos over on my YouTube page. Head over and check them out!
Be sure to subscribe to my channel, leave me some comments, and ratings too~
Hope all is well!
I just wanted to officially turn everyone on to Mas Rudie!
Mas Rudie! is a collaboration between Canuto (Citizen Mundi) and I.
Our focus revolves around mainly instrumentals featuring traditional Latin and African rhythms against improvisational World Beat melodies.
We employ the use of Loop Machines to create a two man orchestra.
We create original songs on the spot, include our versions of favorite cover songs (Oye Como Va is a big favorite ;), as well as the occasional treatment of my solo music. Visit Mas Rudie! over at MySpace and check out our first Single available for FREE DOWNLOAD: www.MySpace.com/MasRudie
You can also download the song here in the "music" section!
We hope all is well!
The first official new release since the Stranded In Babylon album is here!
Strong is the name of the new single that is now available as an online download.
As of now you can find it here, as well as on my MySpace page (www.myspace.com/adamlopezmusic)
as a download via the SnoCap store.
I hope to get it to you via other online outlets as well in the near future.
I hope you enjoy it!
So in my current state of productivity and creativeness, I'll be setting up an online store via MySpace so that you can purchase the latest songs as they become ready for release.
Basically going back to the days of the single, only this time the singles will be available as downloads only instead of hard copy cds.
For one it will allow me to make songs available basically the moment they're finished up in the studio.
Also, as many of you know, the cost associated with printing and packaging cds is HUGE. Especially for an independent artist like myself.
It'll also help keep Momma Earth clean. Now you can't throw me in the garbage! :p
Eventually when enough singles have been released, perhaps a compilation disc will be in order, but for now be on the lookout for new releases online!!!
Also, head over to YouTube and check out my page there.
I've posted some new rehearsal videos of me working with my new Boss RC50 Loop Station.
It's become a member of my new project with Canuto: Mas Rudie!
It'll also be featured in my performances when I go back out as a solo act.
If you're in Tulsa, catch us Tuesday nights at Plan B downtown!
Hope all is well!
Hey all~ I updated my bio here as well as MySpace and Sonicbids.
Hope you take the time to check it out!
Also, I'm proud and excited to announce the debut of my new project: Mas Rudie!
In collaboration with percussionist Canuto (Citizen Mundi) Mas Rudie! is a world beat, no limits live looping experience.
We'll be creating live, raw, music unbound by genres, styles, and labels.
Catch us soon!
I'm currently taking a break from my regular gigging schedule to get a breather from smoky bars.
I'm back in my home studio working on my next solo album to follow up Stranded In Babylon.
Can you believe it's already been 2 years???
Keep checking back as I have this little scheme I'm working up that involves MULTIPLE releases throughout the next year or more.
A string of E.P.'s perhaps?
We made it back from Eureka Springs with some great new rhythm tracks.
I'm currently recording guitar parts and gearing up for some vocals.
Brandon is hard at work making his drums sound BIG.
Sean is somewhere doing something that will somehow make us that much better.
Also, we're at Uncle Bentley's this Friday here in Tulsa.
We're coming up on the end of our month long vacation.
As many of you know, we've not played since Sept. as we made way for an Oct. vacation to give Sean some time to take a trip to see some friends, and of course for Brandon to seal the deal with his Katy.
So get ready for Nov. y'all~
We're back on the scene.
Hey all. It's been awhile on the updates but we're still alive and well.
We're getting ready to go into the studio this week to lay down some new tracks. That's part of the reason we've been playing less gigs as of late.
We're hoping to be right back in the mix though as summer gets into full swing.
We have some help doing the groundwork to get us booked into some festivals now, and we're in the market for local/regional booking help.
If anyone has any to offer or knows someone who might, please let us know.
Also, here's a couple recent photo of us shot by Jeremy Charles~
Hope everyone's well!
Sorry for the lag in updates.
We made it back from Austin in one piece. It was a madhouse down there. Tons of people, tons of music, tons of traffice, and tons of fun. We played to packed houses and gave all we had to give.
We're back in Tulsa for now. Check out the updated calendar for shows.
We're doing a benefit show this saturday the 28th @ Louie's for 3 year old Carleigh before we get back to the Continental May 11th.
Then, we're off to Albuquerque, New Mex for the Hyperactive Fest.
Also, new demos are being recorded now. Look for free downloads and CDR's as they are polished up for "release".
That's right~ FREE music.
It's another way to say 'thanks' for everyone's support.
We'll be at Agave on Wednesday March 14th @ 5pm.
Agave is 415 E. 6th St
On Friday March 16th we're showcasing during the Red Gorilla Fest @ 5 p.m. @ The Chuggin' Monkey
The Chuggin' Monkey is at 219 E. 6th St.
On Thursday the 15th we are planning a happy hour meet & greet at El Arroyo from 5:30 - 7pm.
El Arroyo is at 7023 Wood Hollow Dr.
Hope to see you all in Austin!
Coinciding with SXSW is Red Gorilla Festival. Red Gorilla Fest infiltrates SXSW with it's own showcases, industry people, parties, and events that run alongside and during SXSW.
We'll be showcasing at Red Gorilla on Friday March 16th @ 5 p.m. at the Chuggin' Monkey. Right on good old 6th street!
We're excited and very greatful for this opportunity. Stay tuned for more info.
ALSO, I've been invited back to the Hyperactive Fest/Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico as a showcase artist. This time however, THE WHOLE BAND HAS ALSO BEEN INVITED !!
We're super excited for '07 as the opportunities seem to be plentiful.
Many thanks to EVERYONE for your support. It was a great '06 and already '07 is promising to be even better.
Hi everyone~ It's been awhile since an update. The holidays sure seem to put life on hold outside of the holiday festivities. Even when you don't intend for them to do so it seems.
Happy New Year to everyone.
I wish everyone and prosperous and peaceful year for '07 and every year before or since.
The band and I have been working on new songs.
I've a ton of new songs written and I'm slowly teaching them to the boys and we're recording demos of them.
They've been making me feel good inside~ I can't wait to share them. I hope you all want to hear them as bad I want you to hear them.
Anyone else notice a strange trend with this band?
Every time it seems we have a show, the weather likes to make an appearance.
Strange how that works.
Maybe we should plan a world tour around nations and regions that suffer from droughts.
It's all good though.
We're going to keep bringing it and we hope that you all keep caring.
I've started a page over at YouTube for all you video fans.
I'll be using it for various types of clips, from live performances, to interviews, to my new video diary which will follow the creation and recording of the next album.
Hope you enjoy!
We just received our first snowfall of the season...not sure of the official numbers, but we got a LOT.
Hope everyone everywhere is well and happy.
Some great shows are coming up. Check out the calendar. Tonight we're at the Continental and next week I'll have the priviledge of opening up for Ian Moore again.
Also, it's not yet been added to the calendar but I'll be opening up for Full Flava and P.M. Dawn on the 9th of Dec.
And lastly, if you're a photography fan, check out my new website:
Hope you enjoy~
I'm sorry to say I've had to remove my guestbook on this site due to spammers! It sucks. And I thank you all who've signed it with some really kind words, but the spammers are killing it.
You can always email me though. If you don't know my email, it's listed under 'contact'.
It's ALWAYS open to everyone~
Just wanted to give thanks to everyone for their support lately. Lot's of great shows and times with friends; old and new ~
p.s. Here's some photos from last Friday night's show at the Continental courtesy of the Queen: Celeste.
That's the one and only Rocky Frisco sitting in on keys with Brandon Holder, Rigney, and I...not famliar? Look that cat up~
One man who has had better luck getting gigs around town is Adam Lopez. Since he dropped his debut CD, Stranded in Babylon, back in May, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been playing regularly, starting out in the coffee-houses and working his way into the bars in fairly rapid order.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll admit, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been lax and havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t had a chance to catch him live, but if the growing buzz and the new CD are any indication, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll put on a great show.
In all honesty, the disc didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t do much for me initially, but after a few spins it gradually opened up. This is an album that you settle into and get comfortable with--kind of like breaking in a good pair of jeans.
DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t go in with any preconceptions. Just because Lopez has dreadlocks doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mean this is a reggae affair. Sure, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Rasta beat lifted here and there, but thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not the main ingredient.
So what is the magic recipe? Well, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not the chef, so I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t tell you for sure, but by my estimations weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re looking at two parts soul and one part rock, seasoned with blues and funk and simmered with just enough reggae to cover the mix and add flavor.
In all actuality, LopezÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ songs are more reggae in spirit than in style. Ã¢â‚¬Å“LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s RiseÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Pholk SouljahÃ¢â‚¬Â lean more into blues and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Stranded in BabylonÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Bored of EducationÃ¢â‚¬Â turn into all-out funk and soul jams, while their imagery and themes of social change are more indicative of their reggae influences.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m inclined to think that Lopez is an even more affluent guitar player than he lets on here with his tasteful, but reserved playing. If Ã¢â‚¬Å“Save OurselvesÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m AlrightÃ¢â‚¬Â are any indication, AdamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s got an inner Hendrix screaming to come out in a live setting.
So try to find out by catching a live show. Lopez will be at BostonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (with his full band) next Fri., Oct. 13. Tony Romanello is returning to town and will be sharing the bill, along with one other band that is yet to be announced. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be there to catch the buzz and you should too.
Last night's show with Ian Moore was super duper.
HUGE thanks to everyone who came out and showed BIG love. It was a great time. Thanks to Donnie @ FLytrap Productions and Ian Moore for having me.
Check out my latest MySpace blog for some photos~
This Wed. Sept 20th, I'll have the good fortune and opportunity to open up for Ian Moore here in Tulsa.
The show is at Boston's (18th & Boston).
Doors open at 8, show at 9.
21 & up
Hope to see you all there!
This one should be GREAT~
For all you Tulsa peeps.
We'll be playing tomorrow night (Aug 26th) @ the Continental Club. Downtown, 1st & Elgin, next to McNellie's.
This is a cool joint. Very much a place to check out.
Hope to see you there.
"Stranded" jumped up a 143 places on RIYL.com's unweighted chart, which means regardless of the college radio's size, they take all playlists into consideration.
It's also the same charts that get reported to CMJ (College Music Journal) which is the industry standard for college and indie music.
Very cool I think and I'm very honored to be a part~
And on a sad note, on August 22nd, my good friend and musical brother Nathan Davis passed away.
Some of you may be familiar with him, many of you probably aren't, but chances you would have been sooner than later.
Nathan and I shared some great times on the road and created many memories.
I've been fighting back tears everytime I touch my guitar since I heard the news, but I'm better for having known him and I'll never forget him.
Hey all, just wanted to give a heads up towards the calendar section.
There is a FULL Aug. schedule ahead, so if you're in Tulsa or Eureka Springs,AR, check it out.
Also, I've posted the radio stations for OHio and California over on my MySpace blog that Stranded is going for spins at.
Give them a peep and make sure you flood the request lines!
I'll be trying to get ALL the stations listed ASAP, but there's a ton and the CD is going for consideration NOW.
So if you're curious to know if you local or fav. station has the CD, drop me an email and I'll give your their contact info if I have it.
Also, the site is getting a TON of hits lately. Especially since DFest.
Make sure you sign the guestbook and the mailing list!!
Hope everyone is well.
I'm proud to announce that the new CD Stranded In Babylon has been picked up by Tinderbox Music and has just gone out to 300 college radio stations across the country!
This is a great opportunity to make a national buzz and to help build a following along the college circuit.
Stay tuned for a list of stations and citites so that you all can get out there and start requesting your favorite tracks from Stranded~
Also, we'll be taking up residency on Thurs. nights @ The Blue Dome Diner in Tulsa, which is also Ladies' Night~
Ladies, print out the following flyer for entry @ the door!
DFest has come and gone but it's effects remain. I learned a ton about the biz and met a lot of really great people, including some who may be interesting in helping spread the sweet soul music....
Good stuff for sure. Many thanks to Tom Green and Angie for having me.
There's a bunch of new stuff in the pipeline, so please check out the calendar section for upcoming dates.
Hope everyone is well.
Glad to be home from New Mexico and the Hyperactive Fest. Had a good time and was honored to be one of the few artists asked to perform. Many thanks to Allie and the crew.
July is looking to be full of goodness already. I'll be performing in Tulsa pretty much every weekend in July and will be glad to be home for a bit after all the traveling as of late.
Hope everyone's well and if you're in Tulsa in July, come out and catch a show.
Just wanted to let everyone know
that I am this weeks Featured Artist on iROK Radio.
Please check out this week's show.
You'll hear 2 tracks from the new CD "Stranded In Babylon" and be allowed to vote once a day for the Song of the Week, which if we stand up strong and vote as many times as possible, will go on to Song of the Month before going on to win Song of the Year ;)
You'll also learn how to win yourself a free copy of Stranded In Babylon from iRok Radio.
Please check out my other blogs (www.myspace.com/adamlopezmusic). I still need everyone's input for what to name my new guitar, as well as help choosing which track to include on the DFest ( www.DFest.com ) compilation CD.
Hope everyone's well.
Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know that I've been invited to perform at this year's DiversaFest!
Located right here in Tulsa, OK
DiversaFest, like the Hyperactive Fest, is a South By Southwest style festival and music conference.
Lots of live music, music industry big wigs, and fun. Lots of fun ~
Party #1 is schedule for Friday May 12th @ the Gypsy in downtown Tulsa.
It will be one of the few local shows where I make a solo acoustic performance.....the band is about ready to pounce!
Hope to see there.
We did it!!!
The Hyperactive Mag. Music Fest/Conference is June 8-10th in Albuquerque, NM and I've been selected to attend/perform!!
Many thanks to everyone for sending a shout out to the magazine on my behalf.
Y'all make it possible for me to live this sweet life and I appreciate it greatly.
Stay tuned for the details as well as the CD release info and the new band......
Just wanted to let you all know that the CD has gone to print. It should be in my hands before the end of the month and available to you all shortly thereafter.
It's been a looooooooong wait and I hope you all haven't lost interest, but I can say with all honesty that's it's by far surpassed my goals for quality and I'm excited for you all to hear the final product.
Anyone interested in hosting a release party? Let me know.
Or have a favorite venue you'd like to see it hosted by?
WE did it!
Thanks to everyone who voted for "It's Hard To Argue With Love" for song of the week.
We were runner up which makes the song eligible for the monthly poll and hopefully a chance to be song of the year!
Please vote again, this time for song of the month~
Hey y'all. Just wanted to let you know that I'm currently the Featured Track of the Week on iRok internet radio!
Check it out, and please vote for me to be eligible for song of the year!
Just wanted to say thanks to Ms. Hannah Wolff, her band, Bryce, and EVERYONE who came out to Galileo's on Sat. night.
I had a blast and look foward to coming back to OKC.
Also, the recording sessions for the upcoming album are DONE!
I'll be listening and fine tuning over the holidays and hope to have it in your hands by the end of Jan.
Also, the Feb tour dates have been postponed, BUT, I'm also proud to announce a new deal with Park Place Entertainment. This will hopefully mean full NATIONAL exposure, better venues, and more live music for more of YOU.
Look for late winter/early spring dates in the near future.
Just wanted to let everyone know that I'll be playing an acoustic set in Oklahoma City @ Galileo's.
I'll be opening the evening up for Ms. Hannah Wolff and her Band.
9 p.m., $5 cover, and not sure if it's all ages...
Also, I've the got the first draft of the CD in my hands and will be listening and finetuning it before it goes to press.
Looks like it will be in your hands come late Jan.
I think you're gonna dig it fo' sho' ;)
Hey everyone. Just a word of note; The first shows for '06 in support of the upcoming album are already being booked. So far we're planning on starting the first week of Feb. in California.
This is a chance for everyone here to get the live acoustic show at your door.
If you have any venues you'd like me to visit and play, OR better yet, if you'd like to HOST the show (i.e. a Living Room concert for you and your homies), now's a good time to start collaborating with me to set something up.
Anyone between Tulsa, Ok and Cali is encouraged to host or help get a show hosted.
The sooner we start nailing down dates, the sooner they can be confirmed and the tour route drawn.
Also, think of this as a musical co-op with fellow music fans. The more venues that host shows, the less expensive I can afford to be per performance.
Let's get together and feel alright!
p.s. Any other artists interested in sharing these or any other show, hit me back and we'll try and collaborate.
Hey all. Just thought I'd drop an update for everyone...
First, the show in Stillwater was a ton of fun. Many thanks to Hannah Wolff and her band for inviting me out. I look foward to doing it again with you all in Dec.
I've just about wrapped up the recording of the rhythm tracks for the upcoming album and have started recording the final vocals. I've also started in with the final mixing.
I'm very excited to share this album with everyone. I really thing you'll dig it.
I expect that all production will be finished by Dec. and that we'll see the final cut ready for sale shortly thereafter.
On that subject, please check out my blog @
There's a small survey there to get some input from you all about how you'd like to see the final album packaged.
If any of you all are in the Tulsa, Ok area, or know of any in the area that might be interested in joining in on the fun, please let me know.
Hope everyone is well.
p.s. Don't forget to sign the Guestbook and Mailing List.
After halting studio time to prepare for last Saturday's show, I'm getting back in the groove to finish to album.
Many thanks to everyone that came out to show support @ Shades Of Brown.
I had a good time, and so far, I've only been able to listen to a few of the tracks we recorded, but they sound great.
Big ups to my boy Roc for coming out to support and record the show.
So now it's back to the studio..but keep your eyes and ears peeled....I may be back on stage sooner than I planned...possibly this Tuesday night to do a set @ The Rivers Edge and on Oct. 11th in Brookside (both Tulsa, OK).
I'll let you all know the details as I get them, but now it's back to finish "Stranded.."
P.S. AS LONG AS YOU'RE HERE, SIGN THE GUESTBOOK AND ADD YOURSELF TO THE EMAIL LIST!
Sat. Sept 24th, I'll be performing a solo acoustic set at Shades Of Brown in Tulsa. We're going to record the show for a possible live release. I've had an acoustic album brewing in my mind for some time called "Pholk", and if all goes well, you all could be part of it.
Hope to see you there...
Hey all..just wanted to give thanks to everyone for your interest in my latest music and the upcoming album. Welcome to the new website as well.
The MySpace profile has been doing great and the response to the new demos from the upcoming album has been very cool.
It's much appreciated!
Look for the new album:
Stranded In Babylon
(Check out a demo MP3 of "Let's Rise" in the music section)
I'm just now getting this new site off the ground, so please, check back often as I plan on keeping it up to date with new pics, song clips, show dates, and news often.