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Thursday, 15 July 2010 17:53

Dang, Have You Heard About Jonny Lang? Featured

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Grammy-Award-Winning-Artist, Jonny Lang, is bound to loosen up the most tense of folks when he plays the House of Blues in Chicago this Friday, July 16th, with a big sha-bang!
The still, somewhat, young buck and his band are notorious for playing, even tighter than Richard Simon's rump cheeks, and loving performing live, given their over ten years of touring ( 2010.) But, another reason to see Jonny Lang is because he is a widely, highly esteemed Blues/Rock Guitar Prodigy, who, in a good way, exercises power behind his performances as mighty as the roar of an orangutan!
Besides, going to the House of Blues, located at 329 N. Dearborn, is an experience in itself because of its "ooh" and "awe" architectural, acoustical and decorative magnificence.
Plus, Jonny Lang has toured with the Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, Aerosmith, B.B. King, Blues Traveler, Jeff Beck, Sting, and was part of Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival Lineup, in which he easily held his own against each such heavy weight's performance ( 2010.)
Also, he has been caught in candid photos with the mugs of B.B. King and Mick Jagger, so you never know who you might get a glimpse of at his show ( 2010!)
I was fortunate enough to be able to interview the exceptionally busy Mr. Jonny Lang, today.
BUZZ-What would you like to say to people who have never heard you play about why they should check you out tomorrow, Friday?

Jonny-"I think it's a pretty good musical experience."

BUZZ-Why should your fans make sure to not miss the show and rush to get tickets before they are gone?
Jonny-"We do about 3 or 4 songs that people have requested online for the city that they are in and coming to the show. So, yeah, we'll probably be doing songs from an older catalog and songs we haven't done in awhile."
BUZZ-Why should folks stumble upon Cyndi Lauper's "Memphis Blues" CD you have tracks on?
Jonny-"Well, Cyndi's record is great. I think if your a fan of soul music or roots music or blues music, you will really enjoy the record. I know, I was surprised just because you know I hadn't really listened to a whole lot of Cyndi's music up until I met her and played on this record. But, she understands it [the music] so well and executes it really fabulous. So, I think you'll really enjoy the record."
BUZZ-If you could ask a deceased artist something, who would it be and what would you ask him or her?

Jonny-"Awe, man, that's a very good question. Now, you really got me thinking. I guess I'll just pick this one--Albert Collins. There's a few guitar riffs that come to mind that I would ask him how he played, because a lot of what he's done still escapes me." 
You can find Jonny Lang's latest album "Live at the Ryman" in stores now--it's sure to cause a stir!


(photo by Wayne Crans: Dead Bird Photography)

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