If you've never seen Sonny Landreth's hands glide over the fret of his slide guitar, you should. It's like watching someone touch the finest of silk.
If you've never heard Sonny Landreth play the blues, or classical music or flat out rock 'n roll, you should. His sound is extraordinary.
Landreth's fans include John Hiatt, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt and Johnny Winter — with whom he toured earlier this year.
Not bad for a self-described "stepson" of Louisiana, born in Mississippi and raised on big helpings of Cajun and Zydeco music.
This week, Landreth talks to Music Inside Out about his many triumphs and even a few mistakes along the way. But the mistakes never seem to appear in his music. Take our word for it. You should.
Classified Spotify | MOG
Wonderide* Spotify | MOG
*version heard on MIO was a recording made during the interview
Road A Plenty MOG
Broken Hearted Road Spotify (live) | MOG (studio)
Opening Sky Spotify | MOG
M'ssippi Blues Spotify | MOG
Jim Bowie Theme YouTube (video)
Ken Darby & The King's Men
Lazy Boy Spotify | MOG
Have Guitar Will Travel Spotify | MOG
Cajun Waltz Spotify | MOG
South of I-10* Spotify | MOG
*version heard on MIO was recorded at Jazz Fest 2007
Don't Touch My Leg Spotify | MOG
True Blue Spotify | MOG
Don't Start Me Talkin' Spotify | MOG
Sonny Boy Williamson
The Sky is Crying Spotify (live) | MOG
I Got My Mojo Working Spotify | MOG
The Weight Spotify | MOG
Storm of Worry Spotify | MOG
Sonny Landreth & Eric Clapton
Brave New Girl Spotify | MOG
For more information, visit Sonny Landreth's website for tour dates. Our thanks to KRVS/Radio Acadie in Lafayette, LA. Merci mille fois!