SONGS & STORIES feat Christian Lopez
***This show is not included in the regular music series season tickets***
For singer, songwriter and guitarist Christian Lopez, Nashville has become a home away from home. Thats where he comes to write. He rehearses there with his band. His debut album and Red Arrow, his brand new follow-up for Blaster Records, were recorded in Music City too.
But his heart? His long-term dream? Well, theyre rooted someplace far away from Music Row, to the place where he was born and knows he will never leave.
Ive dedicated 100% of my life and time to my music. I work on some aspect of it every day. But I also see myself back in West Virginia someday, with a house and a big yard where I can relax. And a dog too, he adds quickly, with a laugh. You could say thats the American Dream. For me, its more specifically my West Virginian dream.
Handsome, thoughtful and well spoken, Lopez is less concerned with the rock n roll lifestyle than with spending time back home with friends, family and the old cars he and his dad like to tinker with. At the same time, as interest in his multiple talents heats up, this only feeds into his fascination with discovering places, ideas and music. Lopez has been stoking that fire for five years, since he began touring and learning how to turn a bunch of bar patrons into foot-stomping, cheering fans.
By that time, Lopez had already laid the foundation of a distinctive sound and style. Drawn first to the power of classic rock n roll, Lopez enriched and expanded on this foundation at age 15. Thats when my dad brought me those The Essential compilation albums from Willie, Waylon, Johnny and Kris, he remembers. It was then that I started to realize that meaning and message could matter in music.
So he started to write. He widened his listening, going deep into and beyond traditional country toward what wasnt yet labeled as Americana. When inspiration struck, he responded with a song. Soon inspiration became a frequent caller. Originals nudged covers out of the way on his set lists. His love for music transformed into certainty that performing his own songs was what he had been born to do.
Come to the show. Bring a friend. Bring your spouse. Bring your favorite beverage. But most of all bring a warm smile and a great Eden welcome to the artists coming to our home. But hurry, this show is expected to sell out, and there will be no standing room tickets sold. For tickets and info, call the Eden City Office at 869-2211 or visit www.greenapplemusic.com. Please note this is an outdoor venue so please dress accordingly & unfortunately there will be no rain checks. An alternate venue will be considered in the event of rain.
Green Apple Art Center (View)
301 S. Main Street
Eden, TX 76837
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|