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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.

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