CD: 11 songs; 41:14 Minutes
Styles: Classic Blues Rock
When it comes to a burgeoning career, everyone has to start somewhere, whether it be at a local fast-food joint, a farm, or even a local bar or club. In the case of Cleveland, Ohio’s Alex Lopez, it began with organ lessons and performances at church and school functions. He’s come a long way from those ‘gigs’ to his debut album, “Back Bedroom Blues.” Inspired by the Beatles and British blues rock bands, Alex learned to play the guitar as a teen, developing a style influenced by guitar greats Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. While playing in local bands like Midnight Voyager and Sahara, Alex spent part of young adulthood recording original songs in small studios and polishing his songwriting skills. After moving to Florida to attend college, Alex played in local bands until his band Sahara also relocated to Florida to join him in their pursuit of a music career. They had some modest success with a few of Alex’s original songs, eventually receiving local airplay.
Alex took a long break from actively pursuing his music career to raise a family. It was during this period that Alex reconnected with his blues roots, studying the guitar style of blues greats like BB King, Albert Collins and Buddy Guy. He also took this time to write and record a voluminous amount of original material while continuing to master his guitar skills. With his family grown, Alex rekindled the musical fire by joining the classic rock band Reminiscion, which has been performing steadily in Tampa-area clubs and venues for years. While remaining a member of this band, he continues performing, writing and recording his own music. No one can fault Lopez for his endless energy or passion for the blues, although his vocals are an acquired taste. What drove Alex to this distinct genre of music?
In the “About Me” section of his website, he reveals, “After years of rocking, somewhere in my late twenties I settled into a ‘regular’ life. No complaints as I’ve been blessed with an incredible life: good health, beautiful family, great friends and success in business. But I’ve never stopped playing and writing music and now I have rekindled the fire. I play in a great classic rock band Reminiscion, performing regularly. I’ve built a quality recording studio and released my first album. And now I’m in rehearsals with an incredible blues band to start promoting my music. Where will it all go? I don’t know but its [sic] never too late to chase your dreams. I hope you like what you hear and thanks for visiting.
Back Bedroom Blues is a collection of rock/blues songs. It is now available on digital outlets everywhere…iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify just to name a few. With over a 1000 fans now on social media, the album has been well received and is getting frequent plays/likes….” Check him out!