Last Saturday the Bone in Deep Ellum was filled with the southern inspired sounds of local blues rock band, Lance Lopez. They have just started a world tour and released their fifth album, and it sounds great. The lead guitarist/singer Lance Lopezis reminiscent of a deeper toned John Popper, while the bassist and drummer (Chris Gipson and Jimmy Dereta respectively) impressed as well. It wasn’t long before elderly couples were dancing along with a man in a wheelchair to the jam-band-esque grooves that poured out of the bar. They list their influences as ZZ Top, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan among others; they played one hell of show last Saturday night (which just so happened to be Chris Gipson’s birthday). This is a great example of a local band that is making its mark, the fifth album and a world tour can only spell great things for this talented group. Keep an eye out for them next time they come to town, and check their myspace for more information.