Friday, January 10, 2014

Jonny Lang's Grown Into His Talent

Posted By on Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Johnny Lang at the Rialto Theater, Jan. 8, 2014
  • C. Elliott
  • Johnny Lang at the Rialto Theater, Jan. 8, 2014

At age 13, blues prodigy Jonny Lang had a voice like a swampy blues cat. Fans wondered just whose soul this North Dakota tunesmith had inherited; his guitar solos were burning as much as his vocals were Smokin', the title of his 1995 debut CD.

Jonny Lang at the Rialto Theater, Jan. 8, 2014
  • C. Elliott
  • Johnny Lang at the Rialto Theater, Jan. 8, 2014

At 15, his career took off with his major label debut, Lie to Me. Lang has never looked back and, as he showed at the Rialto on Wednesday, Jan. 8, he's relaxed, matured and still puts everything he has into a riff.

What is life like after landing on the moon as a teenager? Justin Bieber, who last week announced his retirement for what may be the first of many times, might never find out. But at 30, Lang seems to be in it for the long haul. His most recent release, 2013's Fight for My Soul, was his seventh. And as long as fans of B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughan draw breath, he'll draw a crowd.

Jonny Lang at the Rialto Theater, Jan. 8, 2014
  • C. Elliott
  • Jonny Lang at the Rialto Theater, Jan. 8, 2014

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Linda Ray

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
Saturday Tour & Tasting

Saturday Tour & Tasting @ Hamilton Distillery

Saturdays, 3-5 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Carnival of Illusion: Magic, Mystery & Oooh La La!

This top-rated illusion show is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending an international travel theme with all the charms… More

@ Scottish Rite Grand Parlour Saturdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Continues through April 27 160 South Scott Ave

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Wednesday, March 20 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Arizona Spends $7,613 More Per Student In White Districts Than In Nonwhite Districts? Really? (Answer: No, Not Really) (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. 25 Great Things to Do in Tucson This Weekend: March 8 to 10 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Claytoon of the Day: Trump Beto Veto (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Share Your "Tales From Tumamoc" at the Cuéntame Más Camper (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2019 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation