Sonny Landreth at the Levitt Shell 

click to enlarge BRIAN C. MILLER RICHARD
  • Brian C. Miller Richard
The Mississippi-born, Louisiana-bred guitarist Sonny Landreth is something of a musician’s musician, best known for his distinctive, inventive slide playing. The versatile performer has had a multi-decade career as a solo performer, sideman (for zydeco great Clifton Chenier, among others), and session player (for John Hiatt, among others). When following his own muse, Landreth is a bluesman at heart, his playing rooted in country blues icons such as Robert Johnson and Mississippi John Hurt and his songwriting either tapping into the heartsick blues verities or evoking the landscape of the Delta South. Sonny Landreth plays the Levitt Shell on Friday, July 5th. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Free.

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Tags:

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

We Saw You

Herb O'Mell, Wine Down for BizTown, Frequent Flyer and More!

News Blog

Memphis Pets of the Week (June 21-27)

News Blog

Thousands Ride Explore Bike Share in First Month

Music Blog

A Rare Appearance by Lee Ritenour

Music Blog

McKenna Bray Celebrates New Album

News Blog

City Sets Rules for Bird

News Blog

Flyer, CMI Win Big in Green Eyeshades Journalism Awards

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Chris Herrington

  • Last Words

    In "Enough Said," James Gandolfini makes his last lead film role his best.
    • Sep 26, 2013
  • Masters of Sound

    New albums from two of Memphis’ most distinctive stylists.
    • Sep 19, 2013
  • Hayes Carll at the Hi-Tone

    • Sep 19, 2013
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Support Local Music

    Music Editor Chris Shaw says farewell.
    • Feb 9, 2017
  • Tramp-Rock Troubador

    Keith Sykes shares stories, singles, and screenplay news in advance of his September show.
    • Aug 31, 2017
  • Country Outsider at 60

    Gearing up for Dwight Yoakam at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica.
    • Nov 10, 2016
ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation