Adam Lopez

About

Adam Lopez - 2017 Ameripolitan Nominee: Rockabilly Male

I am a professional guitarist/musician currently based in Denver, CO. I specialize in all forms of American Roots music with an emphasis on "Telecaster style" guitar pickin'. I've traveled the U.S., worked with many great (including some legendary) musicians, and have been fortunate to have reached all corners of the world through music. I've played countless venues from honky tonk dives to famous theaters as both a sideman and band leader. I've opened for some legendary acts. I've done session work from Hollywood to Nashville. My roots are far and wide from the classic Honky Tonk sounds of Bakersfield and Texas, Classic Country and Rockabilly, 50's era Rock & Roll, to all styles of classic Blues and Soul music. Currently you may find me leading my own trio: Adam Lopez & His Rhythm Review or working as a duo with my left hand man Mark Verschoor on upright bass as "The Adam Lopez Tú".

Some of the wonderful artists I've been honored to work with include:

Bill Kirchen; guitar (Commander Cody, solo, Twangbangers)

Dale Watson & His Lonestars

Byron Berline; fiddle (Flying Burrito Bros, Gram Parsons)

Neil Flanz; pedal steel (Gram Parsons, Ernest Tubb, Johnny Paycheck)

Pete Wasner; piano (Vince Gill, Robben Ford)

Wayne Moss; guitar (Waylon Jennings, Roy Orbison, and many many more!)

Lloyd Green; steel guitar (most everyone in Nashville from 1956 on..Faron Young, George Jones, The Byrds, Paul McCartney!, and on and on!)

Chuck Blackwell; drums (Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, Jimi Hendrix, Little Richard, Taj Majal, Everly Bros.)

Harold Mason; drums (Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye)

Harry Williams; drums (Hubert Sumlin , Ike & Tina Turner, Joe Louis Walker)

Brandon Holder; drums (Leon Russell)

Rocky Frisco; piano (JJ Cale)

Tommy Detamore; pedal steel (Texas Tornados, Doug Sahm, Bill Kirchen, Johnny Bush)

Ronnie Miller; pedal steel (Charly Pride)

Eugene Moles; guitar (Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Hee Haw TV Show)

Rick Gomez; drums (Roy Clark, Hee Haw TV Show)

John Macy; pedal steel (Michael Martin Murphy, Ricky Skaggs, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

Cris Kirkwood; bass (Meat Puppets)

Sean Mencher; guitar (High Noon)

Wayne Hancock

Paul Pigat; guitar (Cousin Harley)

James Hand

Jake Penrod

Kevin Smith (Willie Nelson, High Noon, Ronnie Dawson)

Shaun Young (High Noon, Ronnie Dawson)

Sean Mencher (High Noon, Ronnie Dawson)

Jay Dee Maness (steel guitar legend, Buck Owens, Desert Rose Band)

Herb Steiner (Texas steel guitar HoF, Western Swing HoF, Linda Ronstadt, Wayne Hancock)

 

 

 

 

Adam Lopez & His Rhythm Review - Honky Tonk Rock & Roll. Bakersfield meets Texas.

 

Adam Lopez & His Rhythm Review are a modern take on classic forms American Roots Music with a heavy Texas influence. From classic Honky Tonk and Rockabilly to Rock & Roll and Rhythm & Blues, A.L.R.R. aim to maintain true to the fundamentals of this music while carving out their own niche in the modern music landscape.

Sometimes staying traditional; sometimes pushing boundaries; sometimes experimenting with the merging of these styles: they always play with the urgency that made the originators of these musics exciting to both listen to and watch. From Hank Williams and Ray Price to the Sun sounds of Johnny Cash and Elvis. From Chuck Berry and Little Richard to Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard

Fans of more modern acts like Dale Watson, Junior Brown, and even Los Lobos may recognize Adam Lopez & His Rhythm Review as members of the same family tree. 

Led by Adam Lopez' mastery of guitar and raw powerhouse vocals, the Rhythm Review includes Mark Verschoor on bass and G.T. Scragg on drums.

They are currently based in Denver, CO.

The Rhythm Review can do it all; from down and dirty honk tonks and Texas dancehalls to private and special events. Besides hours of original music, there are hundreds of classic covers on their set lists. 

Their new album "Heartaches, Time Takes" on Amador 44 Records is out now at all live shows and fine online retailers everywhere!

 

A sampling of artists covered by the Rhythm Review:

Ray Price

Hank Williams

Waylon Jennings

Merle Haggard

Buck Owens

Lefty Frizzell

Red Simpson

Dale Watson

Junior Brown

Chuck Berry 

Sam Cooke

Johnny Cash

Elvis Presley 

Del Reeves

Bill Kirchen

Buddy Holly 

and many many more!

Adam Lopez & His San Joaquin Valley Boys - Bakersfield Honky Tonk or an old Texas dancehall

The San Joaquin Valley! The soil has been generous and fertile to the sounds of American roots music. Generally filed under the "Bakersfield Sound", the San Joaquin Valley of California has an important place in American history. It's honky tonk music without the polish or slick production of old Nashville. It's rowdy bar rooms and dingy honky tonks. It's twangy Telecaster guitars and a snappy snare drum. It's steel guitars with attitudes weaving a tapestry with Telecasters and vocals. It's blue collar music for the working and drinking man. It's a more refined Rhythm Review sound that includes steel guitar.

Adam Lopez & His San Joaquin Valley Boys first release is due in early 2018 on Coastal Bend Records. It features the legendary Lloyd Green on pedal steel guitar!

The Adam Lopez Tú - Bakersfield Honky Tonk or an old Texas dancehall. No drums necessary!

Sometimes, a duo is more appropriate for a certain venue or crowd. Bassist Mark Verschoor really enjoy the format and are now offering ourselves up for bookings as a duo. As always, we will focus on original music as well as the finest in American Roots Music from Classic Country, Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, and Rock & Roll collectively known as "Ameripolitan" .

Adam Lopez (Solo) - Singer/Songwriter. Honky Tonk Style

Adam Lopez (The Instrumentalist) - An all instrumental project.

In support of the instrumental album "Celluloid Silence", this project focuses on bending genres and bringing the instrumentation to the forefront. It can range anywhere from a solo guitar act, to a full blown trio (or more). Improvisation is encouraged, but do not be alarmed! This is NOT a "jam band". Songs and melodies are priorities! Fan of Jim Campilongo, Danny Gatton, and others will appreciate this project!