The Listening Room hasn’t gotten its hands on it yet, but rest assured this should be good stuff. Lang is one of these multi-talented bluesmen who has somehow remained under the mainstream radar — despite having played with the likes of Steve Cropper and Eric Clapton while he was still a teenager and appearing on film with the Blues Brothers.
So capturing his sound live should be quite a treat.
Lang is no stranger to the Listening Room. He was the third guitar player profiled in our weekly Guitar Players You Should Know feature. And with good reason — Lang blessed with both natural talent on guitar and a remarkable soulful voice.
He was something of a prodigy. At just 14 he released an independent label album that featured Cropper and others. He also wowed movie audiences when he performed with Wilson Picket in the feature film Blues Brothers 2000.
Live at the Ryman should be the latest feather in his musical cap. Lang talks about it on his website. The recordings come from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., and are from the summer of 2008. We’ll see if we can’t get a review of it up soon.
Meanwhile, Lang is currently on tour, but at this point isn’t scheduled to come any closer to the Big Apple than Clearwater, Fla. So we’ll keep our fingers crossed that he finds his way over.
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