Christian Lopez Band
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With one foot planted in the folksy, fiery twang of modern-day Americana and the other inching toward the rootsy rock & roll of early Sun Records hits, Christian Lopez is the sort of singer/songwriter who builds a bridge between the new and the old… and places his own music directly in the middle.
At 19 years old he’s grown into one of Americana’s most promising newcomers, armed with songs that draw on his experiences living in the Mountain State, traveling the Bible Belt’s venue circuit, and falling in (and out) of love. No wonder his distinctive voice and songs attracted the attention of producer Dave Cobb, the man behind critically-acclaimed Americana albums like Jason Isbell’s Southeastern and Sturgill Simpson’s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. In April 2014, Lopez traveled to Cobb’s Nashville studio to record Pilot, a five-song EP that also features his bandmate Chelsea McBee, an old-time banjo picker. “I love representing West Virginia any way I can,” Lopez says. “Not many rock bands have an old-time picker and a progressive rock rhythm section playing at the same time. It is the hint of Appalachia in the guitar, banjo and vocal harmonies that define the region where we come from.”