Tell The Truth is an autobiographical tour-de-force through the life and times of an archetypal Texas blues legend. Lance Lopez has been on a slow, steady climb up the mountain to the blues rock hall of heavyweights for the last decade, and this album declares his arrival. It's the record on which Lopez finally defines his solo sound - there's loads of his famous hard-edged gritty guitars, lovingly parsed and layered throughout, but there's also a powerful full band sound on every track with throbbing bass lines, sumptuous piano and organ, wicked blues harp, thunderous drums, and industrial strength vocals.Tell The Truth is above all a working class blues rock record. Songs like "Cash My Check" and "Never Came Easy" look at life as it's being lived, in an honest and forthright fashion. Then there are the more harrowing tales of life's travails and temptations to be found on "High Life" and "Down To One Bar." And an incendiary reading of John Lee Hooker's "Mr. Lucky" puts a nice bow on the proceedings.