Album Review: "Magdalena" By Christian Lopez (8/10)

Firebird Distribution

Producer: Robert Adam Stevenson

Lopez fits the tag “singer-songwriter” because his vocal persona and writing style embody the category. He writes in a dynamic and personal way that is soulfully melodic. Perhaps his retreat to the tiny Mexican town that is the album’s namesake gave him a chance to go deep into his psyche to reveal such amazing material. With notes of Jackson Browne, Gram Parsons and America, Lopez delivers on gems like “Girl & A Gun” and the auto-biographical “Harper’s Ferry.” – Eric Harabadian