11.12.06Mitch Kashmar & Terry Robb Hit the Northwest With Bassist Mike Lopez...

“November will see the return of Los Angeles harmonica master Mitch Kashmar for another whirlwind tour of the area with his good pals, local guitar legend Terry Robb and bassist Mike Lopez. Seven gigs in eight nights of jump-up-and-party electric blues guaranteed to raise the roof and drive all the young girls wild!"
Cascade Blues Association

06.17.06Hot Licks Stage

(See pictures of The Live Oak Music Festival, Barret and me!)

KCBX, FM Public Radio
17 June 2006, 8:30am- 9:15am
"This Native-American Chumash lives right nearby, and 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. His rich baritone voice and expert guitar playing highlight Mike’s original songs, infused with influences from Native American, Mexican, and country music."

09.22.05Community Profile- Jazz Festival: Special event coming to town

The Daily Independent

“Mike Lopez, a Native American Chumash, has written and performed every type of music, from western swing to rock to Vaquero-influenced pieces. He has shared the stage with such legends as Leon Russell and Dave Mason."

01.01.00The Chumash Indians: Native People of Southern California

“Making Music With My Chumash Ancestors: From Bullroarers to Guitar Strings, is the title of the singer/songwriter's performances in Santa Barbara. Lopez, offers a unique blend of country, rock, ballad and folk music, tells stories about the vaquero [cowboy] life of his forebears. In a recent concert [funded by the First Night® International Millennium Grant and the National Endowment For the Arts] Mike's music was accompanied by slides of vaquero life in the Santa Ynez Valley and family photos of his Chumash ancestors."