MP3 Mike Lopez & The Vaqueros - BLUES: Acoustic Blues
Pleasant variety of all original music influenced by country, Tex-Mex and Jazz, using guitar, accordian, trumpet, harmonica, wooden flute, slide dobro, saxophone and much more.
11 MP3 Songs
BLUES: Acoustic Blues, COUNTRY: Country Folk
Mike Lopez, Native American Chumash was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA. He began playing guitar at age 10. At 18 he moved to Portland, OR where he played Western Swing with THE BEAVER TRAIL BOYS for 14 years. They recorded a song about Mt. St. Helens in 1980 called "We Want Lava" that became a local hit and was later played extensively by Dr. Demento.
Mike moved back to California with his family in 1986. Always heavily influenced by the Blues, he promoted a Concert series using his band, THE GOODS to back different Blues Artists including Coco Montoya, Kim Wilson, Terry Robb, Junior Watson, Debbie Davies and Mitch Kashmar.
He currently resides in Santa Ynez, CA and is still actively playing music as well as writing songs. His songs portray the incredible variety of music he has played throughout his career. He has written many songs about his family background in the Santa Ynez Valley. His grandfather was a vaquero in the early 1900''s and Mike grew up listening to his stories.