Jonny Lang

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Jazz Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": blues blues rock rock singer-songwriter guitar Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jon Gordon Langseth, 29 January 1981, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Blues guitarist/singer Jonny Lang was signed to A&M Records as a child prodigy before his sixteenth birthday - having only received his first guitar at the age of 13. By this time he had already earned a strong regional reputation as an interpreter of the blues, eventually moving from Fargo to Minneapolis to become leader of Kid Jonny Lang And The Big Bang. That band’s independently released Smokin’ album underscored Lang’s growing reputation, selling an impressive 25, 000 copies without the aid of national distribution.

By the time A&M stepped in for Lang’s signature, he had also played alongside such blues greats as Luther Allison, Lonnie Brooks and Buddy Guy. 1997’s Lie To Me, produced by David Z (Janet Jackson, Collective Soul, Fine Young Cannibals), was an impressive major label debut. Although more mainstream in its combination of blues and...

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