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Instruments  Guitar
Siblings  Steve Landreth
Name  Sonny Landreth
Website  sonnylandreth.com
Years active  1973–present

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Born  February 1, 1951 (age 64) Canton, Mississippi (1951-02-01)
Genres  Blues, country blues, zydeco
Associated acts  Jimmy Buffett, John Hiatt, The Goners, Mark Knopfler
Role  Musician · sonnylandreth.com
Movies  Mark Knopfler: A Night in London
Albums  From the Reach, Down in Louisiana, Levee Town, South of I‑10, Grant Street
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Clyde Vernon "Sonny" Landreth (born February 1, 1951) is an American blues musician from southwest Louisiana who is especially known as a slide guitar player. He was born in Canton, Mississippi, and settled in Lafayette, Louisiana. He lives in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

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Technique

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Landreth is known as "the King of Slydeco" and plays with a strong zydeco influence. Guitarist Eric Clapton has said that Landreth is one of the most advanced guitarists in the world and one of the most under-appreciated.

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Landreth is best known for his slide guitar playing, having developed a technique where he also frets notes and plays chords and chord fragments by fretting behind the slide while he plays. Landreth plays with the slide on his little finger, so that his other fingers have more room to fret behind the slide. He is also known for his right-hand technique, which involves tapping, slapping, and picking strings, using all of the fingers on his right hand. He wears a special thumb pick/flat pick hybrid on his thumb so that he can bear down on a pick while simultaneously using his finger-style technique for slide.

Landreth is known for his use of Fender Stratocaster guitars and Dumble Amplifiers. He is also known to use Demeter and Fender amplifiers on occasion. Landreth uses Jim Dunlop 215 heavy glass slides and Dunlop Herco flat thumb picks. His guitars are fitted with DiMarzio and Lindy Fralin pickups, a special Suhr back plate system, and D'Addario medium nickel wound strings gauges 0.13 - 0.56.

Bands and associated acts

Landreth first played in Clifton Chenier's Red Hot Louisiana Band, as the only white member of the band. After Chenier's death, Landreth played in John Hiatt's band, and with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers.

Other artists

Vince Gill stated that "Tell Me Lover" was based in part on Landreth's song, "Congo Square".

In 1998, Landreth was involved in the multi-artist project "Begegnungen (Encounter)" mounted by Germany's Rock-Superstar Peter Maffay. They performed together a new version of Landreth's "C'est chaud" on the album and some more songs in the 30 concerts at the arena tour later the same year, documented on the live album Begegnungen Live, released in early 1999. A further guest of Maffay at the Begegnungen album and tour was Keb' Mo'.

Landreth has recorded with Jimmy Buffett, and accompanied him on his 2006, 2007, and 2010 summer tours.

Landreth took the main stage at MerleFest in 2011.

Landreth appeared on HBO's Treme, Season 3, Episode 8

Landreth performed at Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

In 2014, Landreth was a guest performer on Eli Cook's album, Primitive Son.

Solo

Landreth has released at least the following albums:

  • Blues Attack (1981; re-released 1996)
  • Down in Louisiana (1985; re-released 1993)
  • Outward Bound (1992)
  • South of I-10 (1995)
  • Crazy Cajun Recordings (1999) - source material from 1973 and 1977
  • Prodigal Son: The Collection (2000) - source material from 1973 and 1977
  • Levee Town (2000; re-released 2009 with five bonus tracks)
  • The Road We're On (2003), charted No. 1 on Billboard's Blues Album Chart.
  • Grant Street (2005) - live recording, charted No. 2 on Billboard's Blues Album Chart.
  • Sonny Landreth - Live At Jazz Fest 2007 (2007) - live recording
  • From the Reach (2008), charted No. 1 on Billboard's Blues Album Chart.
  • Voices of Americana (2009)
  • Leeve Town (Expanded Addition) (2009)
  • Elemental Journey (2012), charted No. 4 on Billboard's Blues Album Chart.
  • Sunrise (2012)
  • Bound by the Blues (2015)
  • Recorded Live In Lafayette (2017)
  • Guest appearances

  • Marti Jones " Used Guitars" (1988)
  • Zachary Richard "Manchac" (1988)
  • Marshall Crenshaw's "Good Evening" (1989)
  • Alain Bashung's Osez Joséphine (1991)
  • Alain Bashung's Chatterton (1994)
  • "Then I'm Gonna Make Love To You" on Elliott Murphy's "Selling The Gold" (1995)
  • Mark Knopfler's A Night In London (1996)
  • Mark Knopfler's Golden Heart (1996)
  • Gov't Mule's 32/20 Blues (2003)
  • Gov't Mule's On Your Way Down (2003)
  • Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival (2007)
  • Little Feat's Join The Band (2008)
  • "When The Levee Breaks" and "The Wrong Side" on Lay Your Burden Down by Buckwheat Zydeco (2009)
  • Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival (2010)
  • "T-Bone Shuffle" on Roots by Johnny Winter (2011)
  • Eli Cook's Primitive Son (2014).
  • with John Hiatt:

  • Slow Turning (1988)
  • The Tiki Bar is Open (2001)
  • Beneath This Gruff Exterior (2003)
  • with Eric Johnson:

  • On Eric's Up Close album (2010) track "Your Book"
  • with others:

  • Marshall Crenshaw's "Good Evening" [1989]
  • "When The Levee Breaks" and "The Wrong Side" on Lay Your Burden Down by Buckwheat Zydeco
  • "Then I'm Gonna Make Love To You" on Elliott Murphy's "Selling The Gold" 1995
  • Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007
  • Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010
  • Mark Knopfler's Golden Heart (1996)
  • Mark Knopfler's A Night In London (1996)
  • Gov't Mule's 32/20 Blues
  • Little Feat's Join The Band (2008)
  • Alain Bashung's Osez Joséphine (1991)
  • Alain Bashung's Chatterton (1994)
  • "T-Bone Shuffle" on Roots by Johnny Winter (2011)
  • Eli Cook's Primitive Son (2014).
  • Marti Jones " Used Guitars" 1988
  • Zachary Richard "Manchac" 1988
  • Honors and awards

  • Americana Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year: 2005
  • Blues Music Award in the 'Instrumentalist - Guitar' category 2016.
  • References

    Sonny Landreth Wikipedia


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