Eric Clapton recently had this to say about Sonny Landreth: "He’s probably the most underestimated musician on the planet, and also probably one of the most advanced." In addition to this high praise, Landreth’s most recent solo album, 2003’s "The Road We’re On" has been nominated for a Grammy in the category of "Best Contemporary Blues Recording".
Sonny Landreth is a remarkable slide guitarist and vocalist from south Louisiana: he is perhaps what would happen if you fused Gregg and Duane Allman into one person and reared the result in a Louisiana Cajun household, singing like Gregg and playing guitar like Duane.
His talents have been sought by a diverse crowd ranging from Clifton Chenier to Kenny Loggins, John Mayall to John Hiatt, Dolly Parton to Mark Knopfler, and inbetween times he’s released a number of acclaimed solo albums.
This annotated mid-price collection gathers together 20 tracks from 1973 and 1977, the earliest recordings of this slide guitar king.