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Jonny Lang is an American blues, rock and gospel singer and songwriter. He has an exceptional voice, perfect for rock, gospel, and blues music. Lang is also famous for his guitar solos. Only 30 years old, he has already won a Grammy, along with many other prestigious awards. His fame took him to the White House where he played for the Clintons. He has also worked with legends of music industry like Eric Clapton, Sting, Jeff Beck, Blues Traveler, B.B. King, Aerosmith, Buddy Guy and the Rolling Stones.
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About Jonny Lang
Born in Fargo, North Dakota, Lang’s full name is Jon Gordon Langseth, Jr. He was only twelve years old when his father took him to see one of the few blues bands in Fargo, ‘Bad Medicine Blues Band’. Soon after, he was taking guitar classes from the Band’s guitarist, Ted Larsen. Once he had perfected the art of guitar playing, he joined the Band. With his induction the band renamed itself to Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang. The Band’s three original members were, Jeff Hayenga (bass guitar), Michael Ray Larsen (drums), and Ted “Lightnin’ Boy” Larsen (lead guitar). Bruce McCabe (keyboards) joined the Band a little later.
Fargo was too small of a town for this blues band to make its exceptional music known in all over United States, so they moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Once in Minneapolis, it did not take them long to release their debut album, Smokin’. Jonny Lang was only fourteen years old then. The album, despite being an early effort on part of a relatively less known band than, made Lang’s unusual voice heard all across Minneapolis. In 1996, he was signed up by a major record label, A&M Records. Only a year after he released, Lie to Me. It became multi-platinum record and was praised by the critics, while the fans loved it. It didn’t take too long for this multi-talented artist to release another mega-buster album called, Wander this World. This album was released only a year after Lie to Me, and won him a Grammy nomination. Next came, Long Time Coming. This album was reviewed by his critics as more soulful than his earlier works. One of his more recent albums, Turn Around, which was released in 2006, has clear shades of gospel music in it.
One of his most recent musical collaborations is with Carlos Santana. Jonny Lang is on the track “I Ain’t Superstitious”, from Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time. In addition, he has also worked on Cyndi Lauper’s Memphis Blues. Lang was on two tracks in this album; “How Blue Can You Get” and “Crossroads”. Furthermore, he could be heard on Lee Ritenour’s Sting Theory’s track, “Why I Sing the Blues”. Jonny Lang has also made cover of Edgar Winter’s “Dying to Live”. Apart from his music related engagements, he has also done a cameo in Blues Brothers 2000. He played the role of a janitor. He did another cameo in “In Ramada Da Vida”, an episode of The Drew Carey Show. He has also been a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
While there are many blues, rock, and gospel singers in the United States, what is it that makes Jonny Lang different from his contemporaries? His unique voice quality and his solo guitar performances have often been described as his assets. The guitars that he uses now are made by the Fender Custom Shop and are called Fender Telecaster Thinline. However he used to play with Benedict guitars originally. For special occasions, like on a tour and during a concert for his fans he still takes out a Gibson Les Paul.
Jonny Lang has often been described as a “touring maniac”. With the amount of nationwide tours he does annually, he is certainly a “maniac” who refuses to slow down anytime soon. Now as he comes to your town, be a part of his electrifying concert by buying your Jonny Lang Tickets now!
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