The Center for the Arts OnTheGo Presents Sonny Landreth & Marcia Ball
Saturday, February 22, 2020
8:00pm, doors open at 7
at Foothills Event Center
The Louisiana slide guitar icon Sonny Landreth will be releasing his new studio album ‘Blacktop Run’ on February 21st via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. ‘Blacktop Run’ follows his previous Grammy nominated album ‘Recorded Live In Lafayette’ (2017) and his back-to-back Blues Music Awards for Best Guitarist and Best Blues Album for ‘Bound by the Blues’ (2015).
His groundbreaking work has long mixed familiarity with experimentation, and his latest ten-song collection stretches from hard-edged electric instrumentals to wistful acoustic ballads. The project’s range is the fruit of a renewed collaboration. Producer RS Field who helmed Landreth’s trio of breakout albums joined the six-stringerand co-producer Tony Daigle to finish the record.
‘His brilliance and creative energy recharged us,’ Landreth said of reuniting with Field. Most of the tracks were recorded live at famed Dockside Studios on the Vermilion River south of Lafayette, LA. ‘We came up with new and better ideas, and that’s what you want,’ he added. “It couldn’t have gone better.’
After two Grammy nominations, multiple appearances at Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival and wide-ranging acclaim from fellow players and fans worldwide, Landreth is looking forward to playing the new material live. ‘It’s all about telling the story,’ Landreth says, ‘and as long as I can find my way up that path, I’m all in.’ As the songwriter’s narrator sings in the title number of Blacktop Run, ‘A new day is dawning and I have never felt so alive.’
Sonny Landreth, virtuoso slide guitarist and bandleader, has collaborated with the very top names in guitar over the years: Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Eric Johnson, and more. The noted slideman cut his musical teeth in The Red Hot Louisiana Band of zydeco king Clifton Chenier, and Landreth has since recorded and toured with artists ranging from John Mayall to John Hiatt.
Marcia Ball, the 2018 Texas State Musician of the Year, has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage. Her rollicking Texas boogies, swampy New Orleans ballads and groove-laden Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music lovers all over the world.
Venue & Tickets
- This show is held OnTheGo:
- Foothills Event Center
- 400 Idaho Maryland Rd.
- Grass Valley, CA
- General Admission: $50 Members, $55 Regular
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