Songs You May Have Missed #362


Oscar Lopez: “Looking Back” (2002)

lopez 2Oscar Lopez was born in Santiago, Chile and relocated to Canada to further his musical career. His ventures into different styles of music as a member of several bands broadened his musical palate, enabling him to bring multiple influences into a fusion with the nylon-string flamenco style of his homeland which he plays today.

A winner of multiple Juno awards (Canada’s Grammy equivalent) Lopez is a world-class guitarist with a real knack for melody.

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Songs You May Have Missed #11


Oscar Lopez: “Loving You” (1998)

I’ve always thought of the Chilean-Canadian Lopez as the Thinking Man’s Ottmar Liebert. Plays just as nicely, but compositionally there’s a little less repetition in the songs. Liebert has all the Gold and Platinum and is rightly credited with helping create the Nouveau Flamenco genre (the title of his biggest album, in fact–sort of the way Quiet Storm music is named after a Smokey Robinson record) but if you know and love Ottmar already, moving on to Oscar is an essential step!

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