Louisiana bluesman Landreth dominates contemporary slide guitar with his virtuosic style of “wild” hammers, ghostly voicings, and Creole-inspired washboard effects. Having played in bands led by John Hiatt and zydeco giant Clifton Chenier, he now helms a own high-energy trio. One of the world’s few touring sacred steel guitar groups, upstate New York’s Campbell Brothers – on lap, pedal, and shouldered guitars, respectively – are anointed masters of a tradition that replicates gospel voices on slinky strings.
Tue., Jan. 27, 8 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 14, 2009