Six Degrees of Adam Lopez
"Bob Dylan once told me 'never drop a name' " ~ Kevin Bacon (actor/musician).
By now we've all heard about the "Six Degress of Kevin Bacon" game. Adam's story is not dissimilar in the music world. While by no means "famous", Adam has made quite the name for himself both with music lovers worldwide (touring and record sales), and with some of the greatest musicians in the history of American music.
It started in southern California where he was raised by a family who's patriarch was a transplant from San Antonio, Texas (Adam's grandfather and namesake) and who's matriarch (Grandma Lina) was an avid music lover and daughter of a professional musician of the 1940s and 50s.
Like many blue collar, hardworking families, music was an integral part of their American experience. Little did anyone know what amazing experiences and travels Adam would go on to experience because of the love for music they instilled in him.
Professionally, it started in his teens when he was given the honor of taking over for Jewel at her weekly gig in Pacific Beach, CA. Then it was performing with his own trio in front of thousands with Harold Mason on drums; former drummer for Stevie Wonder. From there it was studio sessions in Hollywood, working with a who's who in Tulsa, OK, building a career out of Austin, TX, studio session work in Nashville, TN and many more amazing adventures..
Since humble beginnings in southern California, Adam has gone on to work with an amazing (and diverse) cast of American roots music icons:
Rocky Frisco (JJ Cale), Harry Williams (Little Richard, Ike & Tina Turner), Bill Kirchen (Commander Cody), Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys, Doug Kershaw, Deke Dickerson, Lloyd Green (Nashville session legend, Faron Young, The Byrd), Wayne Moss (Nashville session legend, Roy Orbison, Waylon Jennings, Bob Dylan), Neil Flanz (Ernest Tubb, Johnny Paycheck), Jay Dee Maness (pedal steel guitar legend, The Byrds), Brandon Holder (Leon Russell), Dale Watson, Eugene Moles (Buck Owens, Merle Haggard), and Cris Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) just to name a few.
The "Six Degrees of Adam Lopez" is the most famous story you've never heard. Hear Adam tell his story through the music that shaped him and his career on a stage or street corner near you!
As 2020 approaches, Adam has officially retired from 'the road' and late nights in the honky tonks and dancehalls. He's recently settled in Durango, CO to focus on health and to restructure his business of music.
Still wanting to share music with the world, he is currently looking to book happy hour and dinner style shows featuring the music of his life and career. Besides original music from his last 4 releases, his show also features classics from the likes of Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Bob Willis, Faron Young, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and many many more as well stories 'from the road' !
The Six Degrees of Adam Lopez Playlist:
Here's some videos I compiled that feature some friends of mine. It's been a long and wonderful journey that I never could have imagined. This list features folks I've performed with either on stage, or in the studio (or both).
There are many stories to go along with these memories and I'm very grateful for all the friendships and experiences! I'll eventually get to telling some of my favorite stories alongside the individual videos, but for now, catch a live show to hear some and check out this playlist. I'll continue to add to it as well so check back often!