Louisiana bluesman Sonny Landreth dominates contemporary slide guitar with a virtuosic style involving “wild” hammers, ghostly voicings, and Creole-inspired washboard effects. Having played in bands led by John Hiatt and zydeco giant Clifton Chenier, Landreth now helms a high-energy trio. Indigenous frontman Mato Nanji may hail from South Dakota’s Nakota Nation, but his barroom boogie is as American as Ladies’ Night.
Mon., Oct. 12, 8 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 6, 2009