Christian Lopez and his band are pioneering their own brand of Alt. Folk Country Rock. The West Virginia native’s new EP, Pilot, will be available tomorrow for download from digital retailers, or you can order a physical CD here.
ARTIST: Christian Lopez Band
SONG: “Will I See You Again”
BIRTHDATE: August 1, 1995
HOMETOWN: Martinsburg, WV
CURRENT LOCATION: Martinsburg, WV
AMBITIONS: To create and perform music for a lifetime, and connect to people the way I connect to my favorite artists.
TURN-OFFS: Condescendence turns me off.
TURN-ONS: Jennifer Lawrence turns me on.
DREAM GIG: RED ROCKS
FAVORITE LYRIC: “Do the best you can, and that won’t go unseen.”
CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: My little brother. He is wild, explicit, and hilarious.
SONG I WISH I WROTE: I Wish I wrote “Something Fine” by Jackson Browne
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Levon Helm, Chris Farley, Scott Avett, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Will Ferrell
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: I saw Chris Thile perform in front of one microphone, him and his mandolin, at the Strathmore in DC. He performed 2 hours of bluegrass, originals of course, but the focus was his renditions of many Yohan Sebastian Bach string compositions. It was entrancing, and I still have never experienced another live performance like that till this day.
I WROTE THIS SONG: I wrote “Will I See You Again” after my first real relationship ended. While I was aching to get away and start something new as fast as I could, I still wanted the best for her. It was almost an explanation of how young we were, and how uncommitted to anything we should be. We only have 1 lifetime and it is short, and we both needed to make the most of it.