Christian Lopez – 9/26/20

Christian Lopez | September 26, 2020

 

Singer/Songwriter Christian Lopez returns to Painted House Concerts with a special outdoor concert in Downtown Erie, Colorado.

They have closed an entire block of this little town so restaurants can spread tables into the street for ensure for safe distancing. There is still lots of space on the street to spread out for those not dining to enjoy the show. We are planning a small stage in the middle of the block.
 
Dan will put on a 90 minute show for us as this is now a FREE show thanks to the city. If you are able, we urge you to support local businesses / restaurants and Dan’s merchandise at the show.
 
It may seem like a bummer not to have a small intimate backyard experience with Dan, but this is an opportunity for him to have more exposure and get more sales which artists desperately need right now.
 
The same guidelines apply:
– wear a mask unless you are seated.
– respect social distancing from people not in your party
– because it is in an open area of town, the only alcohol permitted will be that sold there at the local restaurants and it must be consumed within the establishment.
 
We highly recommend the eateries there for dinner. Here is a list in case you want to check the menus and plan ahead.
– Azteca
– 24 Carrot Bistro
– Eat at Birdhouse
– Echo Brewing and Pizzeria
– Miners Tavern
– The Old Mine
– Sweets Ice Cream
 
Set your GPS for 500 Briggs St, Erie CO 80516 and you will surely find the spot.’
 
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About Christian Lopez:
 

“Christian Lopez is not merely riding the wave of Americana Music, the West Virginia native, is bending it to its knees. With the will of his voice and the stomp of a steady beat, Christian Lopez and his band are pioneering their own brand of Alt. Folk Country Rock. Like a young Whitman, Lopez translates the iconic America before him into rousing romps and searing serenades employing crisp and thoughtful imagery and storytelling. Lopez is turning traditional songwriting on its head. Lopez takes listeners on a heartfelt rampage through emotion, energy and excitement caring less about the hook then hooking them in with the range and passion in his voice. One moment the music traverses the depths of one’s interior life and the next it rips the listener into a frenzy – a call to stomp, romp and roll..”

 Christian Lopez (born August 1, 1995) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Martinsburg, West Virginia. His mother, an opera singer & music teacher, started him in piano at age of 5 and guitar soon after. He began songwriting in his early teenage years and touring shortly thereafter. In early 2014 at just 18 years old, Lopez signed his first record deal with Blaster Records.  He recorded his first release, the five song EP Pilot, which was released in October 2014, followed by his first full length album “Onward” released in May 2015, both produced by Grammy Winning producer, Dave Cobb. (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Brandi Carlile)

Lopez and his band toured relentlessly on those releases, headlining their own shows and stepping out to support acts like Brothers Osborne, Jason Mraz, Miranda Lambert, Dave Matthews and many more. In addition, he also went on to win the Belk Modern Musician Showcase and earned multiple “Best Of’s” from Rolling Stone at AmericanaFest 2 years in a row.

 In September, 2017, Lopez released his 2nd full length album entitled, Red Arrow, this time alongside producer Marshall Altman, known for his work with Marc Broussard and Frankie Ballard. Album features include Vince Gill (“Still On It’s Feet) and The Milk Carton Kids’ Kenneth Pattengale (“Caramel”) and studio legends like Stuart Duncan and Jerry Row, recorded at Nashville’s BlackBird Studios. Rolling Stone said that Red Arrow “flies straight through multiple eras of rock, pop and country. Organic sounds are favored over electronics, while Lopez’s versatile guitar playing provides a millennial take on everything from Eighties rock to timeless folk. Sly, generation-bridging vocals are the common thread, and as interest in Americana rises, Lopez could connect the dots for many young listeners.”

Since Red Arrow’s release & tours, Christian is now working out of Los Angeles with producer, Robert Stevenson (Jeff Beck, Johnny Depp, A Silent Film) In February, 2020. Billboard Magazine kicked off the first of what would be 5 new singles to be released over the course of 2020 in anticipation for a new album. (Sip Of Mine, Finish What You Started, Who You Really Are, Sick Of Me, and Tanglin) More soon..