There's no doubt that the state of Texas is well known worldwide for its history of producing fiery blues guitar players. In that tradition comes Lance Lopez, who though born in Shreveport, La., has called Dallas his home ever since moving there at the age of 12.
A professional musician since 14 when he began playing local bars in and around the New Orleans area, at 17 he was hired by soul great Johnnie Taylor, with whom he toured for six months. By 18 he was hired as the band leader of blues legend Lucky Peterson's band, spending three years touring throughout the world. It was while with Peterson in Europe that he struck up a close friendship with the larger than life drummer Buddy Miles, subsequently becoming the guitarist for The Buddy Miles Express for a brief time. The former Band Of Gypsys legend would go on to mentor Lopez, leading to him co-producing his debut album First Things First, which was released independently in 1998. Ever since, Lopez has been touring, recording and releasing albums influenced by the greats. His music is filled to the brim with awe-inspiring fretwork, and he has garnered a cult following amongst guitar fanatics worldwide.
20 year old Kayla Reeves started singing when she was four and formed her first Texas blues band age just three years later. By 13, she had already toured the southeast portion of the United States with the Wes Jeans Band, and in 2008 she competed in Memphis' International Blues Competition. Now on tour with the Trans Siberian Orchestra (East), Reeves has shared the stage with such blues and rock legends as Pinetop Perkins, Buddy Miles, Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, Chris Caffery, Robin Zander, Al Pitrelli, Leslie West and many more.