Jun 13 2011, 8h04Tue 14 Jun – Sonny Landreth[youtube]VIDEO-CLIP [youtube][/youtube]
Jun 13 2011, 7h48Fri 10 Jun – Sonny Landreth
‘THE MAGICAL, UNIQUE FINGERS OF THE SLIDEMASTER HAS GUITARFANS TRANSFIXED!’
Dear Sonny Landreth-fans, here’s my review of the European tour 20011 of the Master of Slide.
At the “Sonny Landreth Specals YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/WilliamMusicEater you are able to see ALL the video-impressions of his performances on his European tour 2011 through The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy. His tour closed on the 1st of July at the LIRI Blues festival, his second performance, in Italy.
At the beginning of this year I got a note from Sjef van Rock N Roots tour-agency ( www.rock-‘n-roots.nl ) who told me to keep an eye on the web-side of DE KADE (www.kade.nl )..
I knew enough! Because, when Sjef writes this to me……then Mr Sonny Landreth is making a move to a performance in Holland! Just like last year during the Rock Guitar Night (Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam October 2010) where he performed with Joe Satriani and Davy Knowles.
And YES….just as Sonny promised me in 2009 on the Highlands festival:”Willam….we will be coming back on a regular base…” he kept his promise!
2010 – Guitar Night Amsterdam and this year again.
He even did two gigs in The Netherlands! One in a club at DE KADE in Zaandam and another the always great festival Ribs and Blues in Raalte.
Dates were noted! Now, you can think, two times to the same artist? YES! After his performances on the bigger events: The Highlands Festival in Amersfoort and The Guitar Night in Amsterdam in 2009 and 2010, I never saw him play in the more intimate atmosphere in a smaller club like DE KADE in Zaandam. Nicely close to stage, so I was able to admire his genius guitar-play! Naturally was also the gig Ribs and Blues in Raalte noted in my agenda!
Just like in 2009, the European Tour 2011 started in Germany in the Bluesgarage, Hannover.
Of course, fans of Sonny have made a beautiful video of his performance of June 9th @ Bluesgarage, see Video.
Quote of this performance: " Was soll man lange sagen, die Championgs-League war in der Bluesgarage, somit war der Gig einfach grandios. Landreth gehört zu den ganz grossen dieser Zunft und somit wurde wieder ein Highlight geliefert... "~Ulrich
SONNY LANDRETH@BLUESGARAGE , HANNOVER
CONCERTS In The Netherlands
June 10th: Concert DE KADE, Zaandam www.dekade.nl
Finally it was the 10th of June. To Zaandam by train, where Bouwe, another big fan, should be waiting for me. At arrival on CS I took some time to admire the Intell Hotel with it’s typical ‘Zaanse-huisjes’- style.
My music-buddy Bouwe met me there. There was enough time before finding a nice place to eat something, so we first found out where DE KADE was located.
To our big surprise, we saw Mr Sonny Landreth with bass-man Dave Ranson coming out of DE KADE, walking towards their tour-bus. Of cause we have had a little chat with them. And welcomed him to the Netherlands. He informed us that the performance in Bluesgarage was a great …’kick-off’… for his European Tour 2011 he was very satisfied about it.
After wishing them success with their 2 concert on Dutch grounds and telling him that I would be there both times, the Slide-master smiled and said: …William, always good to see me twice..! Then they left for their hotel/restaurant.
So did we! After my wife also settled on our table and we enjoyed a great meal, we left for DE KADE.
At 21.15 the moment was there. After we’d found ourselves a place in front of the stage the Surpreme Slide Master Sonny with Dave on bass and Brian on drums appeared.
Sonny is not a man of many words. He let his guitar do the talking. So, after a short welcoming word towards the audience they started with a heavy opening song: Z-Rider
It was great to see his phenomenal (slide-)guitar techniques from so close.
Someone in the audience very properly said:
” Je have to have seen Sonny Landreth, instead of only hearing him. You should absolutely SEE his guitar play and techniques”.
It’s not his singing voice that keeps a grip on you. Actually, as a guitar lover, you come to hear and see the Master’s genius (slide) guitar play .
Unique!! It looks so simple to see how he plays the strings. But inimitable! Everything seems to go so smooth and easy. I closed my eyes and for a moment I thought I was present at the life performance of his album “Grandstreet” from 2005. THE life CD that every lover of this Slide Master should have Enjoyable time!
QUOTE: ‘THE MAGICAL, UNIQUE FINGERS OF THE SLIDE MASTER HAD GUITAR FANS TRANSFIXED!’
The opener ‘Z Rider’ was followed by: ‘Native Stepson’, ‘The Milky Way Home’, The Promise Land’, but also 2 tracks of the new album: ‘Reckless’, and ‘Brave new Girl’. Further, a fine Landreth-version of the well-known ‘Key To The Highway’, the super fast, instrumental ‘Uberesso’. (it was a pity…for this track you should stand a little further away from the stage to to hear the life version more perfect)
With his buddy bass-man Dave Ranson (friends since they were 13) and drummer Brian Brignac they continued as a well-oiled machine with songs as: ‘Hell At Home’(pityfull without his admirer Eric Clapton LOL), ‘USS Zydeco Mobile’, Blue Tarp Blues’, All About You’, Gone Pecon’.
Back To Bayou Teche
A highlight for me was: a fantastic version of: ‘Back To Bayou Teche’.! (see Video-Box) Lovely swampy Cayun/Zydeco Blues!
It’s true: Sonny is the King of the SLYDECO
Or…as somebody about this video take wrote:
“Sonny’s solo at at 2:44 - 6:20 makes time stand still-- Picture yourself floating done Bayou Teche under a moonlit night in your pirougue and listening to all the sounds of the swamp "
It was another great performance of the Slide Master. Loved it!
Maybe the only, one little disappointment to me was that he, again, didn’t play the monumental song ‘Congo Square’. A song that he obviously seldom plays.
With the ‘encore’ ‘Pedal To Metal’ the first Dutch performance was ended.
It was a shame that I couldn’t stay longer after the show but I had to hurry to catch the train on time.
And…on my way to the second show. This time on the festival Ribs and Blues, Raalte, 2 days later, in the large tent (main-stage)
13 June 2011: Concert Ribs and Blues, Raalte Netherlandswww.ribsenblues.nl
After a show on the 11th at ‘DE ZWERVER’, Belgium, on the 12th at the Grolsch Blues Festival in Schoepingen, Germany (review on www.bluesmagazine... ) the second performance in Holland took place on the 13th on the Ribs and Blues festival, Raalte.
A busy tour-scheme!!
A show in a big tent (main-stage) has it’s charms but it is also a handicap for the sound. It was not as good as it was at the venue ‘DE KADE” where the attunement was much better. Besides that, my experience from last time has learned me not to stand too close to the stage.
SONNY LANDRETH@RIBS & BLUES – OPENER ..’Z RIDER’
As far as I’d understood, Sonny, being a perfectionist in sound himself, was also not happy with it and he made known about it after the show.
Well..if you apparently have a sound-system that is good enough for festivals like ‘BIG Festivals Pinkpop’ and you use that Onlly in a tent….!?
But…as someone said about Sonny’s performance: “Behind the stage it was almost perfect”!
So, standing a bit further away from the stage I absolutely enjoyed it again and was the sound oké!
As an Englishman, who stood beside me said: “He is a genius Guitar Player!” (Sonny left England behind this time)..
Sonny played the same playlist as he did in ‘DE KADE”, but he changed order of the songs after his opening with ‘Z Rider’ .
It was a great experience to see Sonny playing life 2 times short after each other on 2 different locations. In a club and after Highlands in 2009 again at a big festival as Ribs & Blues. The intimate atmosphere in a Club (close to the stage with great sound) and the atmosphere on a big festival (where the sound unfortunately was not good)
Continuation European Tour 2011: Switzerland and Italy
After the show on ‘Ribs & Blues’, the band continued with another show in a Club on the 14th of June 2011 @ ‘SPIRIT OF 66’, Verviers, Belgium www.spiritof66.com (see slideshow). After that they took a little break, that the guys really needed with this busy scheme, (Sonny told already on the Grolsch Festival that he was tired) the Tour went on to have a show on the 25th of June in Switzerland and it ended on the 1st of July in Italy.
Unfortunately for the Italian fans, the show on 29th of June @ Soiano Blues Festival was canceled, due to thunderstorms and rain. The other 2 shows in Italy: @ Festival Blues Piacenza & the LIRI BLUES Festival went on. (see the life impressions in the Video-Box)
With the concert on the LIRI BLUES Festival, Isola del Liri www.liriblues.it the European Tour was ended.
At the “Sonny Landreth Specals YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/WilliamMusicEater you are able to see ALL the video-impressions of his performances on his European tour 2011 through The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy.
With LIVE impressions of:
1- Germany: Bluesgarage, Hannoever & Grolsch Festival, Schöppingen
2- The Netherlands: DE KADE, Zaandam & Ribs & Blues, Raalte
3- Belgium: DE ZWERVER, Effinge
4- Switzerland: Rapperswill Blues & Jazz fest, Rapperswell-jona
5- Italy: Festival Blues Piacenza, Teatro Municipale, Piacenza & LIRI Blues Festival, Isolda del LIRI
Especially from the show at ‘Festival Blues Piacenza are great impressions made.
Now, we will wait full excitement for the new CD of whitch we could hear 2 songs at his performance already: ‘Reckless’and ‘Brave New Girl’.
We hope to see him again soon in Europe..our Master of the Slide, Mr Sonny Landreth!
Fev 18 2011, 13h18SONNY LANDRETH GOES EUROPE!
TOURDATE JUNE 2011 EUROPE
(Till now Confirmed!):June /July 2011 Tourdates:
Switzerland & Italy!
TOURDATES JUNE 2011(Till Now Confirmed!):
09 jun 2011,Bluesgarage,Hannover(DE)http://www.bluesgarage.de
10 jun 2011,De Kade, Zaandam(NL)http://www.kade.nl
11 jun 2011,De Zwerver, Oostende(B)http://www.leffingeleuren.be
12 jun 2011,Grolsch Bluesfestival, Schöppingen (DE)
13 jun 2011,Ribs & Blues Festival,Raalte(NL)www.ribsenblues.nl/engels
14 jun 2011,Spirit Of 66,Verviers(B)http://www.leffingeleuren.be
And... 25 Juni - 3 Juli Concerts in Zwitserland & Italy!
♫EXACT DATES & VENUES SWITZERLAND & ITALY SOON! STAY TUNED!♫!
♫CHECK THE SONNY LANDRETH-GROUP For The LATEST UPDATES ETC!. :
AND CHECK ALSO:
♫ THE OFFICIAL SONNY LANDRETH DUTCH FANS HYVES:
SONNY LANDRETH'S Classic one!: "CONGO SQUARE!"
>10 min SUPERB SLIDE! ♫:
Jan 20 2011, 2h18TIP! CHECK OUT THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL : "THE SONNY LANDRETH SPECIALS" . WITH ALL Collected Sonny Landreth Videos! Recent and 'Old' ones!
LIKE THIS ONES:
Joe Satriani, Sonny Landreth & Davy Knowles - I'm Going Down
(Live @ HMH Amsterdam - 29.10.2010) WATCH MORE of THE SHOW >HERE<
CHECK ALSO THE BRILLIANT PHOTO REVIEW GUITAR ROCKNIGHT 2010: http://clicky.me/2w2x
by Marco v Rooijen Photographer http://www.bluesmagazine.nl
Nov 1 2010, 21h53Fri 29 Oct – Rock 'n Roots Guitar Night 2010
CHECK IT OUT!
Very Nice Photo Concert Review RockNight 29/10/2010 with F AN T A S T IC >100! Pictures made by Marco van Rooijen!. TIP! Use the 'Translation button' beneath the article on the left for translation in your languange! Or f.e. The "Google Translater" Oke Its a Bit Double Dutch LOL
Out 14 2010, 3h21
Mai 27 2010, 10h29Listen Now the ENTIRE fantastic NEW CD of THE Queen of Soul :
Bettye Lavette's "Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook"
Music Tip by:
(Its more then "Slide":-) )
Check Out This Video:
Bettye singing Ringo Star’s ‘It Don’t Come Easy’ on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert
Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook
Mai 18 2010, 21h04Oke here It is!!:
Who Is Attending too!? SEE:
29 Oktober 2010
Heineken Music Hall
Arena Boulevard 590
1101 DS Amsterdam
Ticket sale will start: friday 21 may at 10:00 .
Entree 42,- euro (excl. Servicekosten)
More info: http://www.rock-n-roots.nl
There will be a Third Guitarist But is not confirmed yet.
Personal I hope Its Eric Johnson! Would be GREAT kind of G3!
You can read the Story/announce about this Upcoming show "Guitar Night 2010' in Amsterdam Netherlands:>HERE<
Its in Dutch.. But with f.e..The Google Translation button.. :)
Sonny Landreth - PORT of CALLING
Joe Satriani - Flying In A Blue Dream
Dutch fans & I'm happy! : )
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SEE ALSO The Sonny Landreth Specials @ Youtube! : >HERE<
Set 22 2009, 11h02Tourdates Sonny Landreth Second European Tour november 2009
The Minsk Blues Festival 2009 Minsk, Belarus
http://www.minsk.gov.by/news/4.11.2008/6/12351/eng (info from 2008)
11-19-2009 Rome, IT
11-20-2009 Forli, IT
11-21-2009 Chiari, IT
Teatro Scuole Medie Toscanini
Stay Tuned for more European dates!
Sonny Landreth - 2 vids "The Promise Land" and "Wind in Denver"
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Mai 28 2009, 23h51Sat 16 May – Highlands Festival-Where Blues meets Rock
Sat 16 May – Highlands Blues festival
Concert report: Sonny WAS going DUTCH! 16/05/09 @ HIGHLANDS
Hello Sonny Fans, On Saturday 16 May The BIG Day!
Below my personal report of Sonny @ HIGHLANDS! 16/05/09
FOR VERY BEAUTIFULL action PICTURES of Sonny, Dave and Brian :
THE Radio Interview with Sonny Landreth @ Highlands The Netherlands
Fans Listen THis Till The end!
SPECIAL LISTEN the Last 2 Minutes of this ca 9 minutes interview @ the Dutch website:CLICK :
Sorry about my Bad english But at least I try! LOL
With what it all started:
I started previous year at the Dutch Sonny Landreth-Hyves with the petition:
" Sonny Must GO Dutch in 2009! "
It already was a number of years ago that that this gitaarvirtuoos acted in the Netherlands. More than 330 fans supported the petitition.
I regularly disturb you all with my Sonny-Spam LOL also with several Sonny gadget (Highlands-Music-player video box and homemade Promo-Filmpjes for the HIGH LANDS festival! on f.e Highlands-hyves etc.
Also Bluesmoose radio gave attention to our petition! (examine video mentioned below!)
By means of my contact person in the USA this petition to Sonny was handed over to the manager of Sonny Brad… Brad indicated that possibly something would -sit in the pipe line- and that would want them act gladly again in the Netherlands. Sonny appreciated the support of its Dutch fans
Now we have to be patient if Sonny in his Tour schedule found a spot to come direction the Netherlands. The rumours apprehended end previous year that it would come of! Sonny would do a short European tour!?
And yes ! End this year stood up the Netherlands already in its tourschema at its official bookings agency. Although It did not not yet mentioned at his own officially Internet.
I got by means of my contact person in the USA that to hear it was correct! The contracts had been signed!
And yes a short European tour now also appears at his official Internet site :
Two- Gigs in United Kingdom. (@ The Borderline London12 and 17 may
One-Gig Germany @ The Bluesgarage Hannover .14 may
.... The Netherlands. @ HIGHLANDS! 16 may!!
In the meantime also the HIGHLANDS Festival more and more figure. The organisation was still very busy with contracting * top artists and denied nor confirmed me that Sonny would come.
But as at its official bookings agency state yes mentioned: 16 may 2009 HIGHLANDS! The Netherlands
Eventually I came in contact with Sjef owner of Dutch concert productions, tourproducties and charges organistion Rock n Roots . the CIRCLE was round! SONNY were going DUTCH 16 May 2009! Mission succeeded!
The concert report of Sonny Landreth @ HIGHLANDS 16/05/09
On 16 May was I went up to that point direction Amersfoort The Festival HIGHLANDSwhere Blues Meets rock! To see Sonny LIVE!
Of course I will meet there much faithful fans/devotees and Blues there would meet Hyvers.
Like among others Bouwe, Lennox, Marco van Bluesmagazine.nl, Babs van Bluesrockmagazine, Leif, Purple lady Anita and my French Slide friend: Eric that entirely from Paris direction the Netherlands ended up to see his hero! etc.
I put on my Sonny-outfit: GOT SLIDE T shirt of the SonnyKrewe and with
my Sonny Landreth Signed cap on my head direction: HIGHLANDS Arrived ! As the HIGHLANDS organisation had indicated already on the Internet site and the several newsletters. Beautiful advancement!. Tidy around the festival area different Places where you can eat. And a splendidly built Stage.!
As from 12.00 the festival started. I am possible now, however, a report of each Top-act that acted there here to describe. But we restrict to our Supreme Slide master Sonny Landreth
For approx. 19.15 still just as last soundcheck of Bass man Dave Ranson and (temporary substitute of drummer Michael Burch) Brian Brignac.
Plane for 19.30 was it then up to that point!: Sonny had been ready for its first LIVE to act for years in the Netherlands.
Exactly for 19.30 the air were filled with the splendid guitar sound of Supreme Slide master SONNY LANDRETH ! Fantastically such as he played! . What a sound.! A sound that only thisGuitar master can out of his guitar!. What a technique!
The opening no. Port of Calling gave me shivers soooooooo nicely what a jet ear consonances and what slide technique! The no. South 1-10 in fact a sung biography splendidly!!
Native Stepson ,Wind in Denver whipping /swamppie the Ghost Notes of Sonny as John Hiatt says.. Fantastic!
Hell at Home, the instrumentale Uberesso (based its passion for Espresso! (See My self made video-Clip) What a technique. What a finger skilfulness!
Sonny’s - Überesso (HIS Passion for Espresso!)
Sonny Played further:Promise Land, Milky Way Home (My buddy Leif still not knowledge how that plays/ which technique he uses.) And natural Blue Tarp Blues (with a reference to the flood /Katarina) (the Blue tarp are the blue Tarps that they then used!)
I Watch the Supreme Slide Master by all that Numbers with open mouth to the Solos of this Guitar virtuoso Yes Sonny!
And correct he is The Blues Music Award (formerly W. C. Handy Award) winner 2008 in the category: BEST Guitarist!
After a hour, it was unfortunately over. No encore ( the tight Timetable of the organization) It tasted to much more! Had to hear Congo Square , want to hear and Pedal to Metal etc! But Sonny satisfied complete at my expectations. And.. he has there a new multitude fans by. In no time the CD Levee Town sold off (With Bonus CD) on the festival! The real lovers knew him already.
So After his show Sonny has now a a large number of NEW fans !
The most reviews were the in every case with once: a TOP musician and 1 of TOP-acts of HIGHLANDS!
Sonny ended its action with the words: --IF YOU COME BACK, I' LL COME BACK! LETS MAKE IT AN TRADITION!--
Sonny Landreth a fixed value on Highlands also in 2010!?
End conclusion: Quote: --Sonny Landreth was normally the topact on Highlands. Sonny, the best slide-gitarist in the world, has that on Highlands prevent once consolidated. What a gitarist!! Guitar music of an unprecedented high-minded quality, which a man a piece of in the throat gets, where your breath by burns. Tremendously!!! Superlatives shortage !-– ~Fons
After Sonny’s performance I get the possibility to speak with him personal. Sonny took further the time for a sign session, Photographs with fans enz). What A really Nice person as expected! [media id=5864883281NRQ size = medium]
I Told him that it would be nice as the next time would want to give a pre-gig for its Faithful Fans. Now it was not possible because of the the tight plan of his short European tour.
But he said:" I want come Back William! This festival was very well excellently organized" !
Sources know me to mention that he end or beginning next year Sonny will come again to the Netherlands!? He gave at that he the next day on the way back to the USA yet 1 Gig (@ The Borderline(London UK) and then immediately again flew back direction USA!
IT WAS A GREAT DAY for me!
Finally: I wanna thank all fans that supported that the petition " Sonny Must GO Dutch in 2009!" ,
Bluesmoose radio etc by the Sonny landreth-hyves for all and members of the Sonny Landreth LastFm Group and the SonnyKrewet! Special..Cynthia :(
And of course The HIGHLANDS organisation! and above all Sjef of Rock n Roots Sjef that in fact HIGHLANDS TIPPED and organized that Sonny to HIGHLANDS came/the circle around made for this! Thanks!
SONNY WAS going DUTCH 16 May 2009!
Below recordings Ive made of Sonny’s show @ Highlands
Including 2 Vids of Sonny's Gig @ UK and germany
1- @ The Bluesgarage 14 may
1-@ The Borderline 17 may
Notice:The sound of Some vids @ HIGHLANDS are not as it should be. Of course I stood FRONT Stage Near Dave ransons Bass-Boxes so..
But The quality in real LIVE was Perfect Excellent!f
Some atmosphere recordings of the perfect organized HIGHLANDS
And some really Nice pictures made by my DUTCH Buddies and me.
FOR MORE action PICTURES of Sonny, Dave and Brian :
Music Grtz. of William, Moderator. -Supreme Slide Guitar Master-: SONNY LANDRETH-HYVES! NICE MUSIC DOPE! and the Sonny Landreth LastFm Group
NOTE: About The Videos ive made:
Of course I stood Frontstage!
And 1 mtr before the BASS-Boxes. So the sound is not so so.
But it gives still a good impression that i wanna share with you all!
TIP! CLICK THE HQ BUTTON To WATCH!
There HE IS!:Sonny Landreth with Dave &Brian @ Highlands 16th of May 2009!
Wind in Denver 160509 Highlands Netherlands HQ
The Promise Land 160509 Highlands Netherlands HQ
Sonny's Guitar Solos ! @ Highlands160509
Wind in Denver ,South 1 10, Native Stepson
Wind In Denver @ Bluesgarage Germany 14/05/09
Uberesso @ the Borderline 17/05/09
Port of Calling
musicians with no sound! LOL
Food was excellent!
You hear Jethro Tull in the background
LOVE The HIGHLANDS Gambas