About 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 music world, and Landreth began getting pulled into a busy schedule of sessions. His catalog now includes work with rock guitar giant Leslie West, harmonica legend Junior Wells, Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits fame, country superstar Dolly Parton, the great Cajun band Beausoleil, British blues pioneer John Mayall, and singer/songwriters John Hiatt, Kenny Loggins, Marshall Crenshaw to name a few.
In the spirit of a blues homecoming Landreth revisits the roots that have shaped his life and sound. “It really was like going back to the fountain to do (the new album),” he smiles. “Playing this music is as natural for me as going to the crawfish festival. It’s something I think I was born to do.”
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