GP readers are familiar with Sonny from multiple feature stories in the magazine including a three-part Slide Seminar that culminated in the Lessons section of the May 2007 issue. Associate Editor Jude Gold wrote in the introduction to that series:
“From Delta blues to modern electric slide to his trademark ‘behind the glass’ technique of playing slide notes and fretted notes simultaneously, Sonny Landreth has a near supernatural ability to infuse his music with the most exciting and soulful aspects of every era of slide guitar.”
Landreth is also one of the great tone players on the planet. It’s especially exciting to see him in the region around his Lafayette, LA, home because he’s likely to have his vintage Fender Stratocaster and a Dumble Overdrive Special. Sonny is one of the privileged few who Dumble works with personally, and the wealth of harmonic overtones he rings from that rig is otherworldly.
Finally, you won’t find a warmer vibe than Sonny Landreth. His laid-back demeanor and Southern charm shine through in both his music, and his affable offstage personality. Make sure to have him sign your magazine or CD. Also doing sets are John Mooney & Bluesiana, as well as Landreth protégé and Grammy-nominee Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-stars.
Le Bon Temps Roule!
Guitar Player Presents
Sonny Landreth, plus John Mooney & Bluesiana, and Roddie Romero
Sunday, April 27 at Mid City Lanes Rock ’n Bowl4133 South Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA, 70019 (504) 482-2133
$20 advance tickets, 9pm
Free Guitar Player magazines and D’Addario strings
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show, click HERE and put Sonny in the subject of your email. Winner must provide own transportation to Mid City Lanes and have his or her own accommodations in the New Orleans area.
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