After a dozen acclaimed albums, virtuoso slide guitarist, and bandleader Sonny Landreth decided the time was right for an career-spanning double-live album. Recorded Live in Lafayette is a 16-song opus that covers more musical ground than any single album ever could. Here, the King of Slydeco’s work stretches and twists across 93 minutes of full-band acoustic, and electric bottleneck lightning.
The double CD, and vinyl release on Provogue/Mascot Label Group includes the most extensive acoustic set ever recorded by Landreth. The double album arrives on the heels of the Grammy nominee’s back-to-back Blues Music Awards for Best Guitarist and Best Blues Album for Bound by the Blues. Live favorites “Hell at Home,” and “U.S.S. Zydecoldsmobile” also get the unplugged treatment.
There’s also a rare rendition of “Creole Angel” and the evergreen “Key to the Highway.” “If I’ve ever had a theme song, that would be it,” Landreth explains. “All of my heroes have done it, and it’s still to me one of the greatest blues tunes ever written. It’s kind of like coming home.”
Recorded Live in Lafayette drops on June 30th, 2017, but you can pre-order your copy now at the link below.