Wednesday, April 11, 2012

(J) Jonny Lang

Jonny Lang started playing the guitar at the age of 12.  Lang's noted for his unusual voice, which has been compared to that of a 40 year old blues veteran and for his guitar solos.
His genres are blues, jazz and gospel.

He came to my attention about two years ago when I heard his blues song "Darker Side", and this has become one of my favorite songs.

Lang has toured with the Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, Aerosmith, B.B. King, Blues Traveler, Jeff Beck and Sting.  In 1999, he was invited to play for a White House audience including President and Mrs. Clinton.  Lang also makes a cameo appearance in the film Blues Brothers 2000 as a janitor.  In 2004, Eric Clapton asked Lang to play at the Crossroads Guitar Festival to raise money for the Crossroads Centre Antigua.

If you like or at least appreciate the blues, you will enjoy the music of Jonny Lang.

1 comment:

alisonamazed said...

Am a blues fan. Will check out Jonny Lang - thanks for the heads up, and keep up the good work on the challenge.