Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 16:30

Sonny Landreth 11/13/12 + Video

Sonny Landreth 11/13/12 sonnylandreth.com / Brian C. Miller Richard
Written by Jared Corgan
Rate this item
(1 Vote)

Related Video

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: November 13, 2012
  • Artist / Band: Sonny Landreth
  • Hosting Show: Howzit Bayou?
  • Sound: Dan Kinney
  • Video: Ed Kleinberg

Sonny Landreth's music is built out of lyrical, sweeping lines of growling tones wrung from his guitar with a slide. Upbeat, stomping blues-rock dominates his sound, but rootsy blues are always underlying and reinforcing his exceptional playing.

Streaming Audio

There is a short list of guitar players who shine mostly in their ability to play slide. Sonny Landreth is not only on this list, but is one whose sound and technique are spoken of reverently by all the others on that list. The rocking-stomp feel in much of his music might be due to his origins in Louisiana, but while blues are definitely from the Delta, they contain an individual character that only Landreth can add.

In addition to the 11 albums under his name, Landreth has performed as a guest with Jimmy Buffet, John Hiatt, Mark Knopfler and many others. His style is immediately recognizable and stands out when playing side-by-side with Eric Clapton or any of the other guitar greats he has shared the stage with. Landreth's instrumentals are interesting compositions that not only showcase his guitar skills but also have something to say musically. Listening to Landreth is a lot like hearing the evolution of blues and rock first-hand -- where it's been, where it is and where he's taking it. It's this melting pot of music that Sonny Landreth is most talented at making and will continue to make with every note he plays.

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

Local Artist Spotlight


The Mound City Slickers

Mon August 4

The Driftaways

Mon July 28
The Driftaways are a seven-man reggae band hailing from St. Louis. Their E.P. "Don't Hide" is full of high-energy jams and groovy improvisations that give the band's music a good-time vibe. Download their…

88.1 KDHX Shows

m-grill.jpg

KDHX Recommends

August
Thursday
21

August
Friday
22

TOCO Family Festival

TOCO hosts its annual Family Festival at Jellystone Park in Eureka, featuring camping, live music, contests, family activities, art, food, vendors and much more. tocofestival.com


August
Saturday
23

Amelia White with Sergio Webb at Harvest Sessions 2014

Amelia White with Sergio Webb at Harvest Sessions 2014 Nashville, Tennessee-based songwriter Amelia White with guitarist Sergio Webb are this week's featured artists for Harvest Sessions. This free Saturday morning concert series takes place at the Tower Grove Farmers' Market,...


Online Users

9 users and 10081 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook