Christian Lopez Comes Home to Creek’s Edge

It was a delight to catch Christian Lopez, making a rare appearance near his home of Morgantown, West Virginia, on Sunday 21st June, at Creek’s Edge Winery in Lovettsville, VA.

It goes without saying that Christian’s music touches me; I have admired his writing, and loved his performances since first seeing him play in Winchester, VA, back in 2012. This time, he interspersed his well-loved early numbers beautifully with first-airings of new album tracks. I must say that the raw and solo Christian, all capable guitar technique, big starts, dramatic pauses, pitch-perfection, and notable use of his falsetto vocal, is a joy to experience. The new tracks are mature yet exciting, and the record is just done. Frankly, I can’t wait to hear it.

Christian, the man behind the music, exemplifies the kind of hard work I’ve seen yield big results for Fish Pond musicians that have a hunger to make it, while staying true to their artistic integrity.  Constantly touring, improving his music through hard graft, his talent and charisma are unstoppable. I met Christian for only the second time at this most recent gig. Not expecting any recognition, I wandered over to give him the Fish Pond’s best regards; he greets me with the biggest smile, a hug, and “David, I was so excited when I heard you were coming to the gig”.  Now that, fellow Fish Pond musicians, is pure gold. Couple a beautiful personality with a musical talent like that, and the world will be at your feet.

Check out Mike Frazier, Josh Doyle, and Adriel Genet, fellow local Fish Pond family with a similar hard working ethos with a talent to match.

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One world, one family, one musical heartbeat.

David Mark Smith
Owner, The Fish Pond


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