Below 2 really very nice interviews with Sonny!Listen interview "Sonny's Ghost NOTES" !1- The first one is I Think one of the Best recent "Background interviews" with "SLIDE GUITAR MONSTER" Sonny Landreth!
If you wanna know WHO Sonny is and listen about his special guitar technique. LISTEN to This Interview!Sonny On Cover and a Story in Famous "Guitar Player magazine"!2- The Second one is a Cover story In The Famous Guitarplater Magazine!
Watch Sonny on the Cover! and a read the Story !Hope You all LIke ITGOT SLIDE
Grtz Will(iam)Listen THE interview "Sonny's Ghost NOTES" ! >>HERE!<< and on the Site this Button!: >>HERE!<< and on the Site this Button!:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sonny On The Cover of The Famous "Guitar Player magazine"!Below a very Nice Sonny Picture on The Cover of the famous "Guitar Player magazine" (edition Sept. 2008) and the Story!Guitar Player magazine readers Best Slide Guitarist selection Sonny Landreth talks...
"Theres so many different influences. ... I think blues is in the heart of it he says. I grew up with a lot of influences in rock and roll, jazz, blues, exotica.
Landreth, who writes the majority of his own music, has acquired a following among peers and fans, and has been performing in the industry for decades. Eric Clapton has said he is probably the most underestimated musician on the planet and also probably one of the most advanced.
Clapton is one of several guitar greats with whom Landreth collaborated on his latest album From the Reach Clapton also happens to be an all-time favorite for Landreth if he could choose one musician or band to go on tour with, thats who it be.
Landreth admires many slide guitarists. He grew up listening to the Delta players and the Delta bluesmen, and later Ry Cooder
and Lowell George
, to name a few. As for the younger generation, I really love Derek Trucks
Landreths unique slide techniques put him in a class of his own. They involve fretting notes and playing chords and chord fragments behind the slide which he puts on his little finger while he plays.
Basically, the notes that you hear with the slide float above the neck on those strings, Landreth explains. Theres enough room to reach behind.
Landreth also uses all of the fingers on his right hand for tapping, slapping and picking strings.I began learning finger style from Chet Atkins,
Landreth says. I also found that theres a lot of different colors and sounds and things that you can do to affect sounds.
His life in music began before he ever picked up a guitar. Landreth played trumpet while in school.I began playing guitar when I was 13, but I actually wanted to get a guitar much sooner,
After getting his first guitar and listening to all kinds of albums and records, it was a while before he got to literally see people play slide guitar. When he first heard slide guitarists such as Robert Johnson, Landreth had to find out exactly how they got the sounds he was hearing.I didnt know what it was, and I started reading about it ... I began to become addicted to the sound%u201D and the vocal quality of it
, Landreth says. What impressed him was How they use the sounds to support the lyrics of the song.
Landreth cites Johnson
as an example.The sounds he make, emulate marching feet, or the sound of wind, Landreth describes. It was more like a soundtrack to help tell the story.I just became aware of the enormous potential of slide guitar and creating lots of colors and sounds, Landreth says. Its a powerful way to interpret a song.
Landreth began playing slide guitar with a metal slide
, later trying out glass, even bottle necks and wine bottles.
He typically uses a Dunlop
in glass Pyrex
to be specific slide during live shows. Leave it to Landreth to use a slide made out of a type of glass meant to be heat resistance to withstand all those sizzling slide guitar licks. "STAY TUNED! More To Come!GOT SLIDE? STILL NOT MEMBER?!! JOIN ALSO: THE Sonny Landreth Group & Spread the words!“MUSIC IS THE KEY!"Music is never about one generation.Listen to it all or your going to miss some great stuff!”