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MarkBarnardBoise
Posted: Jan 18, 2015 - 23:36
 

Like those licks!
Bryonics
Posted: Oct 28, 2014 - 10:54
 

Very Nice!

helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: Sep 27, 2014 - 05:22
 

Nice!

stealingtruth
(Ithaca, NY)
Posted: Jul 26, 2014 - 18:06
 

So much great guitar in this set today, Bill. Thanks!
ScottFromWyoming
(Powell)
Posted: Feb 19, 2014 - 12:42
 

 Businessgypsy wrote:
Also, Sonny Landreth is good, but fellow Lafayette-area thrasher Tab Benoit will blow your head off.

 
Haven't heard him in 20 years but from what I remember, Tab Benoit's a lot more diverse. This song is a yawner for me.

drivingunit103
(around the 4 western provinces)
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 - 23:05
 

 Businessgypsy wrote:
Two little known bargains in live music, the BR Bluesfest and Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette. The first is held on April 14, the second April 23-27. That's the weekend before and the first weekend of the very pricey New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Acts appearing at Jazzfest often drop in to these nearby free festivals. As a bonus, the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival is held during the second weekend of Jazzfest.

A good time to hang out in South Louisiana,

That hillside? Earthworks for the Old State Capitol, a building Mark Twain called the ugliest on the Mississippi. No hills in Baton Rouge. Also, Sonny Landreth is good, but fellow Lafayette-area thrasher Tab Benoit will blow your head off.

 
Take a step outside your mind...

Businessgypsy
(Deepest, Darkest Florida)
Posted: Nov 16, 2013 - 09:45
 

 MTachyon wrote:

...Then in 2010 went to the Baton Rouge Blues Fest, a small neighborly venue with maybe 100 people sitting on a hillside in the sun...

 Two little known bargains in live music, the BR Bluesfest and Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette. The first is held on April 14, the second April 23-27. That's the weekend before and the first weekend of the very pricey New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Acts appearing at Jazzfest often drop in to these nearby free festivals. As a bonus, the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival is held during the second weekend of Jazzfest.

A good time to hang out in South Louisiana,

That hillside? Earthworks for the Old State Capitol, a building Mark Twain called the ugliest on the Mississippi. No hills in Baton Rouge. Also, Sonny Landreth is good, but fellow Lafayette-area thrasher Tab Benoit will blow your head off.

Businessgypsy
(Deepest, Darkest Florida)
Posted: Nov 16, 2013 - 09:32
 

 thewiseking wrote:
every wannabe white blues man gets play out here but Johnny Winter never does...
 Blues is segregated? Who knew?

oldfart48
(B.C.)
Posted: Oct 15, 2013 - 22:09
 

sonny hits it outta da park, again{#Bananajam}

mkinnan
(Kansas City)
Posted: Oct 15, 2013 - 22:04
 

WOW

Chingachgook
Posted: Aug 14, 2013 - 06:51
 

The world's most accomplished and original guitarist? Many believe so. Pass him the Hendrix mantle.

Lakeview
(Great White North)
Posted: Aug 14, 2013 - 06:50
 

My question is, are you born a "Sonny" or do you have to become a great hack man to achieve the monicker? Maybe my parents new when I was born that I wasn't going to have the ability to play the guitar . . . hence no "Sonny" for me!
 

DaMoGan
(Beer on the east coast, Beer on the west coast.)
Posted: Jul 13, 2013 - 16:36
 

Bad. Ass.

That is all.

helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: Jul 13, 2013 - 16:35
 

Very , very nice!

coloradojohn
(A Mile High and then some, Cherry Creek, Denver)
Posted: Jun 11, 2013 - 20:26
 

Pretty dang SMOKIN'! Makes any night I hear it feel like a party to end all! 

LowPhreak
(United Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Amurika, Inc.)
Posted: May 11, 2013 - 00:21
 

Play it, Sonny...

k-man
(SCruz, CA)
Posted: Apr 09, 2013 - 20:39
 

 Cynaera wrote:
Then again, sometimes I'll give a song a "1" because I'm just having a really crappy day. {#Whistle} 

I've never been able to bring myself to grant a song a 1, especially here on RP. Just the effort it takes for an artist to present an interpretation of an idea, song, or melody, that alone should give them a "Ho Hum". But lo, I am the proud owner of a Shaggs album....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxPsXPCR5MU




Oh wait, I take that back. I think I gave the Queen song a 1. Heavens....
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Feb 06, 2013 - 00:38
 

Saw Sonny last week,  guitarist sans pareille, not overly mannered but pushing the techniques to the limit. We were also 10 feet away from his fingers - amazing indeed.

MTachyon
(Event Horizon)
Posted: Jan 05, 2013 - 19:50
 

Sonny Landreth is the best dang slide guitarist ever! I've been a fan since 90s and made the highest bid in a charity auction to get a gorgeous sunburst, bird's eye maple, electric-acoustic guitar he'd signed (Cities '97, 1995 MN State Fair). Then in 2010 went to the Baton Rouge Blues Fest, a small neighborly venue with maybe 100 people sitting on a hillside in the sun, where I watched him play this song from 10' away - just amazing. I then bought his latest CD, he signed it as I told him about the guitar I'd picked up 14 years previous, he then reached out to shake my hand. He's a genuine genius guitarist, for sure!!!  http://www.sonnylandreth.com/



Highlowsel
(New York City)
Posted: Oct 03, 2012 - 14:06
 

 oldsaxon wrote:

This will raise some hackles, but, Hendrix was never this good.
 

Old:  LOL!  If Hendrix had lived then.....maybe.  It do boggle the mind what he might have accomplished if he hadn't flamed out.  But we'll never know, eh?  (I do not agree that it's better to burn out than fade away). 

Highlow
American Net'Zen

bluecshells
Posted: Oct 03, 2012 - 14:01
 

{#Bananajam}

oldsaxon
(Wales via Vancouver, BC.)
Posted: Aug 01, 2012 - 14:25
 

 leap wrote:
It seems like Hendrix man {#Motor}
 
This will raise some hackles, but, Hendrix was never this good.

jhorton
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 - 19:25
 

Monumental talent!

If Jimi had played slide, it might have sounded like this...... 

Ghiaap
(Haarlo, The Netherlands)
Posted: Jan 24, 2012 - 10:02
 

Lekker! 8

mrdak
(Middle GA)
Posted: Jan 24, 2012 - 10:00
 

I'm going with a 9 for the bass player, the song, and Sonny's wonderfully original slide guitar style. YES!

Cynaera
(Oh, who cares?)
Posted: Dec 23, 2011 - 16:20
 

 That_SOB wrote:

16   #1 votes.... what the hell does a musician have to do to please these people ?
Landreth is well respected in the industry, exudes talent, and kicks ass playing the blues.
I don't see why the detractors even listen to music. One doesn't have to like the genre
to appreciate it. Hey, I may not like Hank Williams or Johnny Cash, but I sure as hell wouldn't
be giving them a 1. Perhaps a couple quarters of Art Appreciation or a couple of years of
guitar lessons would/could extract some of their respect for a guy as gifted a Landerth..
I knew folks back in the day who said the Beatles weren't talented and would be no more than a passing fancy,
 ... and they too were flat ass WRONG !{#Fire}


 
Preaching to the choir, That_SOB. Try to think of it like this:  If we didn't have those "one" votes, we'd really have no way to gauge whether the rating system even worked. Personally, I welcome the "1" votes, especially if someone who voted that way posted a comment to accompany it. I check their profiles to see what they think merits a 10. It's actually quite fun, and yet another way to be interactive with the other RPeeps.

Then again, sometimes I'll give a song a "1" because I'm just having a really crappy day. {#Whistle}

shellbella
(so california)
Posted: Dec 23, 2011 - 16:13
 

Smoking hot....

leap
(Ibagué, Tolima.)
Posted: Sep 19, 2011 - 16:23
 

It seems like Hendrix man {#Motor}

bluecshells
(EARTH)
Posted: Sep 19, 2011 - 16:22
 

{#Music}

That_SOB
(In at least 2 places at once)
Posted: Aug 19, 2011 - 08:26
 

16   #1 votes.... what the hell does a musician have to do to please these people ?
Landreth is well respected in the industry, exudes talent, and kicks ass playing the blues.
I don't see why the detractors even listen to music. One doesn't have to like the genre
to appreciate it. Hey, I may not like Hank Williams or Johnny Cash, but I sure as hell wouldn't
be giving them a 1. Perhaps a couple quarters of Art Appreciation or a couple of years of
guitar lessons would/could extract some of their respect for a guy as gifted a Landerth..
I knew folks back in the day who said the Beatles weren't talented and would be no more than a passing fancy,
 ... and they too were flat ass WRONG !{#Fire}



helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: May 16, 2011 - 16:21
 

 Krispian wrote:
Wow!
 
Yes, very nice indeed!


sfearll
(Sunny SoCal)
Posted: May 16, 2011 - 16:20
 

yeeeoooouuwww!!!
{#Bananajam}

Krispian
(Vancouver, BC)
Posted: May 16, 2011 - 16:18
 

Wow!

fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: May 16, 2011 - 16:17
 

 audiophelia wrote:

SECONDED!!!

I really wish Radio P would add Joe Bonamassa to their playlist!!! 
 
RP has done - I've heard two Joe Bonamassa tracks recently on RP, and they're both the rockin' dog's bollox. Not that Sonny Landreth is any slouch as a blues rock guitarist, and the more I hear from him on RP the more likely it is I'll be reaching for the plastic to add yet another CD to my burgeoning collection. 8 from the Nottingham jury.



thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: May 16, 2011 - 16:15
 

every wannabe white blues man gets play out here but Johnny Winter never does...

audiophelia
(Pennsylvania)
Posted: Mar 14, 2011 - 15:36
 

 leathepea wrote:
Wow, this guy can smoke on that thing!!! Guitar lovers, check out Joe Bonamassa.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46UFXQVSnKs
 
SECONDED!!!

I really wish Radio P would add Joe Bonamassa to their playlist!!! 

leathepea
(Hickory, NC)
Posted: Dec 10, 2010 - 10:18
 

Wow, this guy can smoke on that thing!!! Guitar lovers, check out Joe Bonamassa.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46UFXQVSnKs

Shimmer
(Bethesda, MD)
Posted: Nov 08, 2010 - 15:27
 

Impressive sound for a live performance.

Imkirok
(The Arctic Hinter Land)
Posted: Nov 08, 2010 - 15:24
 

 japanmoran wrote:
I'd give my left nut to play guitar half as good as Sonny.
 
Does that mean you'd give both nuts to play as good as Sonny? {#Cheesygrin}


japanmoran
(Honolulu, HI)
Posted: Nov 08, 2010 - 15:23
 

I'd give my left nut to play guitar half as good as Sonny.

Sjaaks
(Horst, Netherlands)
Posted: Aug 05, 2010 - 03:03
 

 jagdriver wrote:
Sonny also makers a guest appearance on Mark Knopfler's concert VHS/DVD.
 

Yes, and that would be the DVD "A Night In London". And for example the song "Blue Tarp Blues" from Sonny's latest album (From The Reach) features Mark Knopfler.

Sonny also, i believe, used to be the guitarist for John Hiatt's band. John Hiatt also occasionally plays along on Sonny's records...

Sjaaks
(Horst, Netherlands)
Posted: Aug 05, 2010 - 03:00
 

Sonny is really sick on guitar! Picking with all five fingers!! Now THAT's amazing!

9

SirLars
(London, ON)
Posted: Jun 02, 2010 - 10:04
 

only wish I could turn this louder, but I'm already getting "looks" from the people in the next office...
probably because I'm doing the air-guitar and spinning in my chair.

AWESOME!

9! 

beerbear
(Arctic Circle County, Norway)
Posted: May 01, 2010 - 17:24
 

Awesome!!!!

Yellowstone40
(Yellowstone National Park)
Posted: Mar 31, 2010 - 01:23
 

Ummm SICK !

Stefen
(West Hollywood, CA)
Posted: Oct 24, 2009 - 18:08
 

 westslope wrote

Smokin' hot blues-rock party music.  Am a little embarrassed to say that I never heard of Mr. Landreth.

 
Stay tuned; he gets considerable play on RP.  That is a very good thing.


westslope
(BC coast)
Posted: Aug 22, 2009 - 16:20
 

Wow!  Louisiana, eh?  You don't say.....

Smokin' hot blues-rock party music.  Am a little embarrassed to say that I never heard of Mr. Landreth.

 

(Talking Heads just came on?  Time to turn down the volume.)



helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: Aug 22, 2009 - 16:18
 

I like this! Sounds like in the early seventies!


Govi
(Left Coast)
Posted: Jul 22, 2009 - 01:45
 

Yowwwrrrooooo!  Yes!!

Jim_Messenger
(United Kingdom - Near Nottingham)
Posted: Jun 20, 2009 - 06:32
 

Same age as me and I am ashamed to say I'd never heard of Sonny Landreth.   Yet again thanks Bill for introducing me to this mans music.  Gets an 8 from me.    Time to send another donation methinks.