Jonny Lang

Four Winds Casino
11111 Wilson Rd
New Buffalo, MI 49117
United States

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At 36 years old Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for two decades. He released his first platinum record at 15. Lie to Me revealed a talent that transcended the crop of blues prodigies floating around in the late '90s. No flashy re-hasher of classic blues licks, even at that early age Lang was a full-blown artist with a style of his own. Also, setting Lang apart from the wunderkind crowd was a 15-year-old voice that sounded like a weathered soul shouter. Actual life experience was yet to come, and has been subsequently chronicled in a series of five albums. His latest album, Signs, will release September 8.

What began as a bluesy sound, influenced by electric pioneers like Albert Collins, B. B. King, and Buddy Guy, Lang's style has evolved into a modern R&B style closer to Stevie Wonder and contemporary gospel music. His distinctive, blues-inflected licks appear on every album. Fans who discovered Jonny Lang through his instrumental work will revel in the huge guitar tones and go for broke solos on Signs, while those who have appreciated his growth as an honest and passionate songwriter will find that honesty and passion unabated. Though he long ago left blues purism behind, Lang has never abandoned its spirit of universal catharsis through the relating of personal trials. Signs reaffirms his commitment to the blues and the guitar without sacrificing the modern approach that has made him such a singular artist. 

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