Sonny Landreth

Slide guitarist extraordinaire Sonny Landreth combines that glorious glide with a slew of innovative techniques, often managing to sound like multiple players on a wild ride originating on the bayous of southwest Louisiana. Long ago Landreth played with zydeco master Clifton Chenier. His Faulkneresque lyrics and cypress aura confirm his roots. He's also ventured far afield, backing John Hiatt and collaborating with the likes of Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler, but never so far as on his latest, the all-instrumental Elemental Journey. It weaves blistering solos, swampy atmospherics, flourishes of jazz-rock, a strong undercurrent of the blues, hints of classical, and sly references to zydeco. Here, Landreth will be accompanied by his longtime bassist, Dave Ransom, and drummer Brian Brignac. Redoubtable North Country bluesman Charlie Parr will open. (Photo by Brian C. Miller Richard)
Wed., Nov. 14, 7 p.m., 2012

 
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