After a dozen acclaimed albums, virtuoso slide guitarist and bandleader Sonny Landreth found himself at an artistic crossroads. He wanted to finally create the full-length acoustic collection his fans had long requested. But he was also itching to capture the sound of his stalwart electric trio augmented by a couple of his favorite collaborators. And the time was certainly right for an elastic, career-spanning double-live album.So Landreth and his longtime friends decided to do it all. Recorded Live in Lafayette is a 16-song opus that covers more musical ground than any single album ever could, as the singer and songwriters work stretches and twists across 93 minutes of full-band acoustic and electric bottleneck lightning.The double CD and vinyl release on Provogue, which includes the most extensive acoustic set ever recorded by Landreth, opens with acoustic arrangements of the artists tunes dating back to the 1981 title cut of his debut album, Blues Attack. It gives you a chance to explore those songs in a different way, Landreth says, describing the textures created by the intersection of Dave Ransons ukulele bass, Brian Brignacs cajn, Steve Conns accordion and Sam Broussards acoustic guitar. The familiarity is there, he adds, but I also wanted to turn those guys loose as much as possible.The double album arrives on the heels of the Grammy nominees back-to-back Blues Music Awards for Best Guitarist and Best Blues Album for Bound by the Blues. Live favorites Hell at Home and U.S.S. Zydecoldsmobile also get the unplugged treatment, alongside a rare rendition of Creole Angel and an evergreen 6:47 amble through Key to the Highway. If Ive ever had a theme song, that would be it, Landreth explains. All of my heroes have done it, and its still to me one of the greatest blues tunes ever written. Its kind of like coming home.
- Start:May 09, 2018
- End:May 09, 2018
- Where:The Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 East First Avenue, Denver, Colorado, United States, 80230
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