with Jack Broadbent
Thursday, September 21 & Friday, September 22 at 8 p.m.
It’s hard to believe that at 36 years old, Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for two decades, but it becomes easier when you learn he released his first platinum-selling record at 15—an age when many young people are just beginning to play music. That record, 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 all his own.
Since the release of his debut album, GRAMMY award-winning Jonny Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to support or perform with some of the most respected legends in music. He has shared the stage with everyone from The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith and Buddy Guy, whom he continues to tour with today.
Fans who discovered Jonny Lang through his searing instrumental work will revel in the huge guitar tones and go-for-broke solos on Signs, his latest album, 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 relating 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.