Sonny Landreth - Next To Kindred Spirit - Classic Blues Videos
performing solo backstage at the Great American Music Hall in California, 2008
Slide guitar master Sonny Landreth performs "Next To Kindred Spirit" backstage at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, California at Guitar Player Magazine's Guitar Player Night in 2008.
Sonny Landreth (born February 1, 1951) is an American blues musician from southwest Louisiana who is especially known as a slide guitar player. He was born in Canton, Mississippi, but soon after, his family moved to Jackson, Mississippi, before settling in Lafayette, Louisiana. When he is not touring and performing, he resides in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.
Landreth is best known for his slide playing, having developed a technique where he also frets notes and plays chords and chord fragments behind the slide while he plays. Landreth plays with the slide on his little finger, so that his other fingers have more room to fret behind the slide. He's also known for his right-hand technique, which involves tapping, slapping, and picking strings, using all of the fingers on his right hand.
Landreth has recorded with Jimmy Buffett, and accompanied him on his 2006 and 2007 summer tours, and is presently accompanying him on his 2010 tour.
Landreth performed at Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2004, 2007, and 2010.
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