Landreth has been plying his trade as “the king of Slydeco” for the better part of three decades, and his singular guitar sound has graced recordings and performances by Bonnie Raitt, John Hiatt, Jimmy Buffett, Little Feat, John Mayall, Gov’t Mule, Buddy Guy and a good many others, including a certain British string strangler (who has been variously identified as Slowhand and God), who once referred to Landreth as “the most underestimated musician on the planet and also probably one of the most advanced.” Praise doesn’t get much higher than that.
Steered by his Louisiana upbringing and altered by his discovery of Robert Johnson, Sonny Landreth has released close to a dozen albums of his own over the past quarter century, including last year’s astonishing From the Reach, featuring guests like the aforementioned Eric Claption, Mark Knopfler, Eric Johnson, Vince Gill and Robben Ford. Witnessing Sonny Landreth live is like going to church, so pull up a pew and get ready to testify; the Reverend Landreth has some slide guitar hymns to save your sinning ass.
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