Sonny Landreth
May15

Sonny Landreth

Sonny Landreth Biography Southwest Louisiana-based guitarist, songwriter, and singerSonny Landreth is a musician’s musician. The blues slide guitar playing found on his two Zoo Entertainment releases,Outward Bound (1992) and South of I-10 (1995) is distinctive and unlike anything else you’ve ever heard. His unorthodox guitar style comes from the manner in which he simultaneously plays slide and makes fingering movements on...

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Susan Tedeschi
Jun29

Susan Tedeschi

Susan Tedeschi Biography Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Susan Tedeschi is part of the new generation of blues musicians looking for ways to keep the form exciting, vital, and evolving. Tedeschi’s live shows are by no means straight-ahead urban blues. Instead, she freely mixes classic R&B, blues, and her own gospel and blues-flavored originals into her sets. She’s a young, sassy blues belter with musical...

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Sheryl Crow
Jun29

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow Biography Singer (1962–) Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow sang backup for stars like Rod Stewart before becoming a star in own right. Her 1996 album Sheryl Crow won two Grammys. Synopsis Sheryl Crow was born on February 11, 1962, in Kennett, Missouri. She majored in music education in college and taught elementary school in St. Louis before for moving to L.A. She has won several Grammys for her solo work, including her...

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Jonny Lang
Jun29

Jonny Lang

Jonny Lang Biography Modern blues in the ’90s had a weird phenomenon of teenage blues guitarists rocketing to popularity with their first album. The entire trend culminated with Jonny Lang, a guitarist from Fargo, North Dakota, who released his solo debut album, Lie to Me, when he was 15. At the age of 12, he had attended a show by the Bad Medicine Blues Band and began playing with the group. Several months later he became the...

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Keb Mo
Jun29

Keb Mo

Keb Mo Biography Guitarist/vocalist Keb’ Mo’ draws heavily on the old-fashioned country blues style of Robert Johnsonwhile keeping his sound contemporary with touches of soul and folksy storytelling. A skilled frontman as well as an accomplished sideman, he writes much of his own material and has applied his acoustic, electric, and slide guitar skills to jazz- and rock-oriented bands. Born Kevin Moore in Los Angeles to...

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John Frusciante
Jun29

John Frusciante

John Frusciante Biography Guitarist John Frusciante has experienced both colossal highs and death-defying lows in both his musical career and personal life. Born in 1970 and raised in California, Frusciante dropped out of high school when guitar playing and rock music took hold of the up-and-coming musician/songwriter. Embracing both the unpredictable side of rock (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, King Crimson, Funkadelic) and punk (the...

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