Sonny Landreth

Biography

Slide guitar master Sonny Landreth was born in Mississippi and raised in South Louisiana. Inspired by the finger-picking approach of Chet Atkins and the sounds of Delta bluesmen like Robert Johnson, he went on to develop his unique “behind the slide” technique for slide guitar . Mentored by Zydeco patriarch Clifton Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, he continued recording solo albums and went on to work with John Hiatt’s Goners, John Mayall, Leslie West, Mark Knopfler, Jimmy Buffett, Allen Toussaint, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani and many others. He’s also appeared at all three of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festivals.


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