“Sonny Landreth is probably the most underestimated musician on the planet, and also probably one of the most advanced.” – Eric Clapton
“fusing blues, Latin, classic R&B, zydeco, Cajun, Tex-Mex, and roots rock” – All Music
The deep roots tag team of Cajun slide guitar phenom Sonny Landreth and legendary New Orleans Latin-Americana rockers the Iguanas present a mind-blowing musical trip through the scenic soundscape of the bayou. Still wet from crawling out of the swamps, this cross-pollinated confection will be both savory and sweet.
Louisiana’s calling—here’s your chance to answer.
Revered for his unique slide guitar technique, Sonny Landreth has collaborated with many legendary performers including John Hiatt, Jimmy Buffett, Mark Knopfler and Eric Clapton. In the summer of 2013, Sonny was part of the Peter Frampton-led Guitar Circus tour, often closing the night playing with Frampton on an extended “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
The south Louisiana artist’s groundbreaking work has long mixed familiarity with experimentation, and his repertoire stretches from hard-edged electric instrumentals to wistful acoustic ballads.
A fixture of the New Orleans music scene for over two decades, The Iguanas‘ music is an infectious mix of America’s musical heritage – Tejano and Conjunto sounds from the Texas/Mexico border region, as best exemplified by the accordion and bajo sexto, the American South’s blues, jazz and New Orleans R&B, and the fiery passion of the music of the Caribbean and Mexico.
Taking their cues from all these influences and then some, The Iguanas redefine the notion of Americana, crossing cultures, styles, eras, and even languages. It’s as if Rue Bourbon, Muscle Shoals and Plaza de Mexico were all within earshot of each other, and The Iguanas were the musical conduit between them. It is unsurprising that the members of The Iguanas have (collectively or individually) played or recorded with everyone from Charlie Rich, Alex Chilton, and Willy DeVille to Emmylou Harris, Allen Toussaint, and Pretty Lights.
Recommended for Fans of Tinsley Ellis, Coco Montoya, Albert Cummings and Walter Trout.
?: Robley Dupleix