Sonny Landreth is one of the planet’s premier slide guitar slingers with a vocabulary all his own, and a sizzling, searing tone. He’s performed with loads of legends including B.B. King, is a mainstay at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festivals, and has graced the cover of Guitar Player. Landreth’s music is always rooted in blues, but his latest release, Bound by the Blues, is a true blues effort that revitalizes the 12-bar form via Landreth’s highly evolved technique. It offers a valuable lesson on how to play tried and true songs such as “Dust My Broom” in fresh, adventurous ways. His live shows are practically slide clinics. Landreth is a longtime GP Presents favorite who doesn’t make it out to the West Coast from his Louisiana home very often anymore, so don’t miss this special Summertime Blues show at one of the Bay Area’s most venerable music venues—Yoshi’s in Oakland’s Jack London Square.
Read Landreth’s Guitar Player interview about Bound by the Blueshere.
Get tickets and more show information here.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see GP Presents Sonny Landreth on August 4 at Yoshi’s in Oakland’s Jack London Square, click here and put “Sonny” in the subject of your email. Include a sentence about yourself and why you want to go. Phone contact greatly appreciated for confirmation. Winner must provide own transportation to Yoshi’s, and have his or her own accommodations in the San Francisco Bay Area on August 4.
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Guitar Player Presents Sonny Landreth
Thursday, August 4
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
7:30pm doors, 8pm show; All Ages
Free Guitar Player magazines, D’Addario strings, Planet Waves accessories, and a Mesa/Boogie pedal raffle.