May 23th, 2010. 7:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand, Grammy-winning guitar virtuoso Jonny Lang returns to the Parker Playhouse on Sunday, May 23 at 7 PM as part of his “Live by Request” tour, which allows local fans to log on to Jonny’s web site and request songs for him to perform at the concert.
Lang will be playing songs from his eagerly anticipated album Live at the Ryman, which was released April 20th and pays tribute to the blues as not only an art form unto itself, but as the wellspring for every meaningful and enduring form of music to follow. Lang’s music is a cool blend of blues, rock, zydeco-tinged gospel and jazz. A professional musician since age 12, Lang’s career began with the Blues group who inspired him to learn guitar, The Bad Medicine Blues Band.
He quickly rocketed from his hometown of Fargo, North Dakota, to international renown in his mid teens topping the Billboard charts. While kids his age were still playing high school gigs, he was touring with giants like the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith, trading licks with mentors like B. B. King and Buddy Guy, and being lauded by U.S. News and World Report for having “the voice of a grizzled blues veteran … and guitar skills to match. Special Guest will be Alex Band.
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