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, Lopez is pioneering his own brand of alternative folk
country rock. Like a young Walt Whitman, Lopez translates the iconic America
before him into rousing romps and searing serenades employing crisp, thoughtful
imagery and storytelling. Taking listeners on a heartfelt, emotional rampage
with energy and excitement, Lopez cares less about the hook than hooking
listeners with the range and passion in his voice. One moment the music
plumbs the depths of one’s interior life and the next it whips the listener
into a frenzied call to stomp, holler and roll.
Playing since the age of five, Lopez formed and fronted the band Joe Taxi at
the age of fifteen. The band quickly garnered success including a slot on
the 2012 Van’s Warped tour and wins at the 2012 West Virginia University Coca
Cola, Moonstruck, OttoBar and 2013 Blue Ridge Music Festival Battle of the
Bands competitions. At age 17, after tens of thousands of touring miles covered, Christian was determined to carve out a career in music founded on his love of singing, writing, and performing a style of music he felt in his heart, but had yet to bring to life.
With a growing reputation for originality and intensity on stage, the newly
rechristened Christian Lopez Band continues to deliver, becoming a favorite at
festivals, colleges and premiere venues. In addition to touring, Lopez is
currently at work on his debut release, which is being produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Rival Sons) to be released later this year.