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Antonio Lopez returns home for concert with Land

Posted: Friday, Jul 12th, 2013

ALAMOSA — Native son Antonio A. Lopez and spectacular live looping musician, Arthur Lee Land will appear in concert in the Leon Memorial Hall - ASU campus on July 20, at 7 p.m.

Tickets are: $10 adults, $5 children, available at Narrow Gauge Bookstore or call 589-6543.

Homegrown musician Antonio A. Lopez moved away from Alamosa to the Front Range during the summer of 2012 to pursue dreams of a career in music.

The second day after the move, he attended The Rocky Mountain Song School in Lyons, a weeklong gathering of over 200 songwriters. There he met instructor Arthur Lee Land with whom he is currently on a six-week west coast tour, working as a guitar tech. The tour will culminate with a shared show by Antonio A. Lopez and Arthur Lee Land in Alamosa on Saturday July 20th in Leon Memorial Hall.

With fervor in his voice Lopez remarks “I’ve dreamed of doing a show like this in Alamosa ever since I was a young boy. To spread my musical wings out into the world and then return to the nest of my hometown and just lay it all on the line for my family and friends. I am grateful for the opportunity to explore the world, but there is nothing like coming home!”

Arthur Lee Land is an Electro-Americana artist. The Lyons Colorado based singer-songwriter is a multi-instrumentalist and unforgettable Loop artist.

He tours as an innovative solo act using the Art- of- Live- Looping to create an “on the fly” full-band sound by layering acoustic guitars, six string banjo, mandolin, B-Bender Telecaster guitar, bass, African percussion, drum samples, Beat boxing, and other electronic textures and effects. Arthur has performed nationally and internationally and has become a staple every year at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival since 2002 as solo performer, sideman and Song School Instructor. 

Arthur has shared the stage with several notable headliners including Blues Traveler, Edwin McCain, Brett Dennen, Yonder Mountain String Band, ALO, Donovan, Leftover Salmon, The Derek Trucks Band, Richie Havens and more…

He released his 4th album “Cracked Open” May 14 of this year on Perfect Groove Records. The album is being played on over 30 radio stations in the US.

See www.arthurleeland.com

Arthur offers a groundbreaking style that is driven by the integration of sophisticated musical, emotional and spiritual juxtapositions. Arthur Lee Land asks a single provocative question “How come my heart feels cracked open?” It’s been said; “Every one of these songs sticks to your soul….”

Arthur’s intuitive collaboration with his non-performing lyricist/wife Carol Lee is an integral part of the artistic landscape of Arthur Lee Land.

Arthur’s autobiographical song and music video “Good Enough” are a key part of an internet based charity widget that will raise money for AbleChild: Parents for Label and Drug Free Education—a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to parents, caregivers and ADD/ADHD children’s rights.

AbleChild Co-Founder Sheila Matthews says “AbleChild is thrilled to see such a talented musician recognize that children possess an innate, creative spirit that needs to be nurtured and channeled rather than subdued by psychiatric labels and drugs. Arthur should be viewed as a role model for all our children so that they know they can be themselves, learn, and succeed” All proceeds of sales of the song will go directly to raise money for this charity.

you or anyone you know has children that are labeled “ADD/ADHD” please check out: www.ablechild.org.

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