SONNY LANDRETH

RECORDED LIVE IN LAFAYETTE signs

Guitar Techniques - - MUSIC -

Mas­cot Records ✪✪✪✪✪

Here’s a live two-CD re­lease from Sonny, the first CD be­ing acous­tic, the sec­ond elec­tric. Sonny’s last live al­bum was 12 years ago (Grant Street) so it’s great to hear him with his trio aug­mented by keys, ac­cor­dian and sec­ond guitar. Ex­pe­ri­enc­ing Sonny play slide is one of the guitar world’s best of­fer­ings and he shines might­ily here. Blues At­tack is richly ar­ranged with a bub­bling ca­jun in­fused feel that Sonny sings and slides over. The blues classic, Key To The High­way has been cov­ered by many but this pre­sen­ta­tion is a real joy with a rhyth­mi­cally rich pocket. The pound­ing Cre­ole An­gel has won­der­ful ac­cor­dion work, vi­brant back­ing vo­cals and Sonny in fine voice. For those look­ing for a slow Mi­nor blues, A World Away is sim­ply on the money with some ex­quis­ite smokey slide work. Al­ter­na­tively, those want­ing to hear Sonny in soar­ing in­stru­men­tal mode, The Milky Way Home (pre­vi­ously recorded with Eric John­son) is a fan­tas­tic rock stom­per. Out­stand­ing!

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