By DONNA BALANCIA – Lance Lopez has more in common with late friend Johnny Winter than a love for the blues.
Like the great Johnny Winter, Lance gives it his all while jamming with pals.
“I really had a great time tonight,” Lance said after a night of All-Star blues presented by Cadillac Zack at Maui Sugar Mill. “This is a great place to play and the fans are super.”
Lance Lopez Influenced by Johnny Winter
It doesn’t take much to be a super fan when the guitarist who’s performing is one of the hottest blues musicians around. Lance, who recently released the hot album Lance Lopez Live in NYC, was mentored by Johnny Winter and it shows.
“It touches me to mention Johnny,” Lance said during a conversation about the legendary Johnny, who passed away two years ago at age 70.
One performance, and it’s easy to tell that Lance is one of the most talented young blues guitarists around. Period. At the Maui Sugar Mill he brought on some of the most prolific musician pals, including Kenny Aronoff and Guitar Shorty. Dug Pinnick of King’s X also made a special appearance, fronting for Lance.
Lance has a band called Supersonic Blues Machine and Maui Sugar Mill patrons got a taste of what the band’s all about as Aronoff took his spot behind the kit and Fabrizio Grossi played bass. The band debuts album West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco featuring Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), Warren Haynes (Allman Bros./Gov’t Mule), Robben Ford, Walter Trout, Chris Duarte and Eric Gales
Lance’ latest work is the hot album called Lance Lopez Live in NYC that rips. Check out his website and the photo gallery below.