Sonny Landreth

Sonny Landreth

Raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, Landreth played in local bands before accepting an invitation to join Clifton Chenier's Red Hot Louisiana Band. Learning from the "king of Zydeco," Landreth developed a virtuosity in a range of blues settings, which surfaced on his debut album, Blues Attack, in 1981.

In the years that followed, Landreth continued to sharpen his extraordinary playing chops while also building a reputation as a singer and songwriter of exceptional sensitivity to his geographical and artistic roots. Word spread throughout the... more