Starting today, you can pre-order the new Rene Lopez album on www.renelopez.com. To celebrate the release of ‘People Are Just People’, Rene will also perform a special show at Nublu on Tuesday May 4th.
Rene was just featured on a National Geographic show called ‘Taking On New York’ as he guided Boni and Lemarti, two Samburu warriors from Kenya, around New York City. This show is about these two guys, embarked on the adventure of a lifetime as they leave their tribal roots for the westernized ways of the US. Check out the trailer here:
Note: Rene Lopez is a good friend of Rogers Stevens. He was in 2 bands (Extra Virgin and The Tender Trio) with Rogers before the Blind Melon reunion in 2006.
A gift and a gig to kick off the summer. Yes, it is that magic time yet again. I will be sharing my album (for free!) for a few short weeks in hopes of spicing up your summer soundtrack. You are cordially invited to my show at the Living Room on May 23rd. After quite a long winter, let’s celebrate the change to come. Click the link to experience my album “People Are Just People”
For those not familiar with Rene Lopez, he is a good friend of Rogers Stevens and played in 2 bands with him: Extra Virgin and The Tender Trio
Extra Virgin was Rogers Stevens‘ band after Blind Melon officially broke up.
From 1999 to 2002, his collaboration with singer Rene Lopez resulted in many great songs, a studio album entitled ‘12 Stories High’ and many concerts in the New York area mainly. The band split up during the recording session for a 2nd album so many things didn’t come out.
Thanks to Matthew Flood who ran the Extra Virgin website and with kind permission from both Rogers Stevens and Rene Lopez, here are demos, unreleased songs and never seen before pictures from the Extra Virgin days. Click here and enjoy!
Many thanks to Rogers Stevens, Rene Lopez and Matthew Flood
Dear Friends of The Tender Trio,
It is with great regret and sadness that we announce the split of the band. After 3 years of playing together, other obligations and concerns have made it necessary for us to part ways. We remain the best of friends, and will leave the doors open for other music together if the stars are in line. The band would like to thank all those who have attended our shows and sent us communications from points unknown…we truly enjoyed playing for you. Weep not for us fellow travelers, for we have learned many things along the way such as: you cannot hammer square pegs into round holes, you cannot cross the Canadian border without proper documentation, you cannot park a van with your eyes closed, and you cannot fill a hollow leg without injuring yourself. Perhaps in another dimension we would’ve had more success and toured the world, but we’ll always have Japan. We’re still big in Japan, you know…… The Tender Trio