|Sonny Landreth – Elemental Journey Album Cover|
See one of the world’s greatest guitarists in an intimate setting. Highly recommended.
June 26 2012 – An incredible show has just crossed our radar and one that all our readers should be interested in. Sonny Landreth just released an instrumental album (May 22) that has the critics buzzing.
“…the exquisite Elemental Journey serves up his first all-instrumental effort. The results are predictably awesome.” – The Daily News
“…Elemental Journey is a straight-forward entertainment as well as deceptively thoughtful musicianship…an affirming, triumphant declaration of how six strings and friends can tell tales without words.” – The Blog Critics
“…few are his equal at conjuring expressive, intensive, and inventive slide guitar melodies and riffs in the context of song craft.” Blurt
The accolades keep coming and this upcoming show in Toronto has us very excited. We have Elemental Journey and have listened to it a dozen times in the past week.
Landreth plays Hugh’s Room (2261 Dundas St. W.) in Toronto on Friday July 6th at 8pm. Tickets are $32.50 and can be purchased here
“From day one on the guitar, many genres of music have had an impact on me” says Landreth. “For these recordings, I drew from some of those influences that I hadn’t gone to on previous albums with my vocals. Trading off the lyrics this time, I focused solely on the instrumental side and all this music poured out. Then I asked some extraordinary musicians to help me layer the tracks in hopes of inspiring a lot of imagery for the listeners.”
Tracklisting for Elemental Journey is: (check out the guests!)
1 Gaia Tribe with Joe Satriani – guitar
2 For You And Forever
3 Heavy Heart Rising
5 Passionola with Eric Johnson – guitar
6 Letting Go
7 Elemental Journey
8 Brave New Girl
9 Forgotten Story with Robert Greenidge – steel drums
10 Reckless Beauty
11 Opening Sky
How good is Landreth? Have a look
Sonny Landreth and Eric Clapton
Sonny Landreth and Mark Knopfler