Friday 14 June 2019
Because Jonny Lang released his first album when he was in his teens, he can already boast a recording career over two decades long while still in his thirties. After he started playing the guitar at the age of 12, Lang became a young blues-guitar prodigy, a title he shares with the likes of Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Derek Trucks. At 15 he already had a voice that sounded ‘like a weathered soul shouter’, his own bio reads. Starting out with a bluesy sound, influenced by electric pioneers like Albert Collins, B. B. King, and Buddy Guy, Lang’s music evolved into a modern R&B style closer to Stevie Wonder and contemporary gospel music. His distinctive, blues-inflected licks remained on every album, from his first one, Lie To Me, to his latest; 2017’s Signs..