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20 MAY 10 DAVID VIENNA
Jonny Lang's road-hardened voice and thunderous guitar licks may seem unusual for someone who so young. But, Lang hit the scene hard at the age of just 15 and hasn't stopped delivering the kind of stellar blues you'll find on his Concord Records release Live At The Ryman.
The set includes cuts from his previous albums such as "Lie To Me" from 1997's Lie To Me, "Breakin' Me" from 1998's Wander This World and "Bump In The Road" from 2006's Grammy award-winner Turn Around. With his solid band behind him, Lang blasts through each cut with the power and emotion that allowed him to front a touring band as a teenager. Standout tracks include "Red Line," which highlights the gospel influence that nabbed him that Grammy, and "Don't Stop (For Anything)," a locomotive of meaty blues guitar and organ sounds.
Recorded at Nashville's famous Ryman Auditorium, Lang pumps up the performance of these songs, giving them a new interpretation and new life. The album truly captures the electricity created on stage by this gifted blues artist, whose talent and perspective belie his age. Lang is on tour throughout the U.S., so check him out if you can.
Don’t Stop (For Anything)
Jonny Lang, from Live at the Ryman