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Sonny Landreth 24 September
Anyone who needs a reminder as to why the Louisiana bluesman is regarded as one of the most expressive players to ever wield a slide would do well to pick up the recently released Recorded Live In Lafayette. And while that showcases a master at work, it’s refreshing to hear that Landreth had to work hard on his chops just like the rest of us.
“God, my slide playing was awful at the start,” he reveals. “I don’t know if it was harder on me, my family or my dog. I knew I was getting a little better when he quit barking! The thing with slide is that it’s a totally different approach than traditional guitar, and the fact that you gotta control the pitch, that’s the beauty and the beast of it. When you start improving, it’s quite the elation.”
Be sure to catch Sonny later in the month for his only UK date on the European leg of the tour.