20070130

Kid Jonny Lang


Apparently Jonny Lang released a gospel-influenced blues record in 2006 that I never heard a lick of. In fact, I haven't heard much from the boy wonder since I saw him headline the Portland Blues Festival almost 3 years ago. He opened with "Long Time Coming" to a frenzied crowd in Waterfront Park of easily more than 40,000. I had fought my way to the very front. Long story short, he completely ruled. 21 at the time, his voice and confidence was very much those of a grizzled veteran. Of course, when you release your first record at 14 and your first national tour is opening for B.B. King, I'd imagine you'd grow up pretty fast.

Listen:
Long Time Coming
[from Long Time Coming|buy]
Breakin' Me
[from Wander This World|buy]

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