Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Texas Blues Rocker Lance Lopez To Play First Ever UK Dates This Spring

At the tail end of the first leg of a trans - continental tour in support of his latest release, the Jim Gaines (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Santana) produced 'Salvation From Sundown' (MIG/String Commander) Dallas,Texas based blues rock guitarist Lance Lopez will be appearing for his first ever UK gig  at London's Leicester Square Theater on April 2nd.

Lopez will be returning to the UK  the following month as he will be playing at the Picture House during the Hebden Bridge Blues Festival in Yorkshire, England May 28th.

Lopez has garnered a fervent international following over the course of the past decade due to his fiery, awe inspiring guitar work, which has earned accolades from such legends as ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, B.B. King and British guitar god Jeff Beck, who has called him "A very exciting and intense blues guitarist".

Running from the 27th to the 30th of May 2011, and in a variety of venues across Hebden Bridge, the Hebden Bridge Blues Festival will showcase some of the very best new Blues musicians, responsible for taking the music into the next decade. Other artists confirmed as performing and headlining during the festival include Marcus Bonfanti, the Jon Amor Band , featuring The Hoax frontman Jon Amor, up and coming blues rock guitarist Chantel McGregor, Clare Free and many others. 

For more information on Lance Lopez and for additional tour dates go to this location.

For more information on the Hebden Bridge Blues Festival go to this location.

1 comment:

Jason said...

Over the bank holiday weekend of the 27th to 30th of May 2011, Hebden Bridge in the Yorkshire Pennines will be hosting its first Blues Festival. Up to 50 bands from across Britain, Europe and the USA will be playing in a variety of venues including the legendary Trades Club, the Hebden Bridge Picture House and in a marquee in the town's main park.

As the festival will concentrate on artists performing new material and taking the Blues into the next decade, rather than those who have been on the road playing the same sets for many years, there has been a lot of interest nationally and several thousand visitors are expected to flock to the town over the weekend.

Full details have yet to be finalised, but some of the fastest-selling events are likely to be the appearance of American blues star Lance Lopez on his first visit to Britain and supported by Bex Marshall, 64 Pesos performing in the marquee in the park, Paddy Milner and Marcus Bonfanti performing together at the Trades Club, Jon Amor headlining the closing party and a “Women of Blues” night at the Picture House, headlined by Chantel McGregor.

The hub of the Hebden Bridge Blues Festival will be the Trades Club which, together with hosting the opening and closing night gigs, will be running a special “midnight jamming” hour where some of the artists who have been playing at other venues during the day will get the chance to play together and make a bit of Blues history.

The festival's reach will also spread across the town with local pubs and bars also putting on blues bands with free admission.

More information can also be found on the festival's website www.hebdenblues.co.uk and the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hebden-Blues-Festival/156508004397740

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