Visit Pagosa Springs, CO! 

I had the great pleasure of performing at Motel SoCo in Pagosa Springs this past Sunday. What a fantastic place! Great cabin style rooms surrounded by the beautiful town and scenery of Pagosa Springs as well as great bar. The staff and patrons were all extremely friendly and I would recommend anyone looking for an adventure to visit the motel and town of Pagosa Springs. For those of you interested in fueling yourself with only the best nutrients and tastes, make sure you stop by the Juice Goddess while you're in town as well! 

What a great time in Pagosa Springs!
 

Bob Wills Wednesday Ep.4 "San Antonio Rose" 

This is a tough one for me for some reason. In rehearsal, it's great but when the video starts rolling I seem to lose a bit of my mojo :/ I think it's worthy of a share though as like all tunes, it's always a work in progress. I hope you enjoy!

#MondayMorningCoffee Ep. 3 

An exercise in #melody, #harmony, avoiding the usual path/reimagining the song, and #guitar orchestration. I took the original recording from the title track of my Heartaches, Time Takes album and removed everything but the upright bass and drums. I replaced the lead vocal with a lead melody guitar in a descending melody, added a 2nd descending harmony guitar, and then a 3rd ascending counter melody guitar (for the main melody). It's a great ear training exercise as well. Instead of playing the melody the same way as I always have, I want to break free of playing off of muscle memory and reflex. I want to get back to being hyper aware of the song going on around me and react with fresh ideas that enhance the song while still being challenging. The challenge here in mental; this is not a difficult song to play physically nor does it need to be to be interesting and challenging. In fact, maybe it SHOULDN'T be...that is part of what makes a song great after all... Enjoy! **Disclaimer; it's definitely more of a listen than a watch....** ~Lopez #mondaymorningcoffee #morningcoffee #electricguitar #fingerstyle #fingerstyleguitar #travispicking #music

 

The Henriksen Bud 10 and Some Classic Country Favorites 

Here's some footage I found from a hotel gig in Colorado in Nov. of 2019. It was a simple background music gig but it was made extra fun because I got to demo the Henriksen Bud 10 for the whole set. Both my guitar and vocals are going the through the Bud 10 with no additional gear or effects. It's a FANTASTIC sounding amp/personal P.A. system that is relatively tiny for the sound it provides. It's not just volume, but amazing and natural vocal and guitar tone. Check them out at www.henriksenamplifiers.com !!!

Songs:

"Kissing My Pillow"

"Heart Over Mind"

"Cry! Cry! Cry!"

"There's Not Any Like You Left"

"I'm Not Crazy Yet"

"Women Do Funny Things To Me"

"Pride"

"Home Of The Blues"

"Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised"

"I Got Stripes"

 

Bob Wills Wednesday Ep.4 Preview "San Antonio Rose" 

San Antonio Rose 🌹 Something about this #song is a stumbling block. There are changes in the melodic cadence that I #feel and that includes some of the #bass beats. I seem to have it pretty well down how I feel it until the #camera starts rolling 🥴 This #instrumental version is closer to the #guitar equivalent of the original #fiddle tune while my #vocal version more resembles my usual #rayprice #texas #shuffle . The variety keeps it fun, but it sure is challenging to play clean and really keep that pocket. Stay tuned for more! #acousticguitar #acoustic @recordingkingofficial #bobwills #bobwillsandthetexasplayboys #ameripolitan #honkytonk #classiccountry #classiccountrymusic #westernswing