Blues Guitarist Lance Lopez Discusses Latest Album Trouble Is Good, Sobriety, Chicago Food, Touring



Lance Lopez is a name that often comes up when discussing the greatest blues guitar players in the world. Mentored by ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, blues legend Johnny Winter, and Jimi Hendrix drummer Buddy Miles, Lance has an old soul and blues in his blood. He’s been a professional musician since the tender age of just 14 years old, being a member of Johnnie Taylor’s band as well as a member of the Buddy Miles Express. He has opened shows for icons like BB King, Steve Vai, and Jeff Beck, and played with greats like Eric Gales, Walter Trout, Warren Haynes, and dozens more. Lance has a new record out called Trouble Is Good on Cleopatra Records, and it features guests like Brian Tichy, Gregg Bissonette, and a bunch more.

In this interview, Lance talks about his latest album, Trouble Is Good, in vivid detail. He talks about his desire to craft strong song structures, the challenges and silver linings of the COVID lockdown, the talented musicians he surrounds himself with, his sobriety, and his love of a good Chicago beef sandwich.




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