Sonny Landreth (with Eric Clapton): When I Still Had You
When I Still Had You
Sonny Landreth (guitar, vocals)
From the Reach (Landfall Records 0001)
David Ranson (bass), Michael Burch (drums, percussion), Steve Conn (keyboards), Sam Broussard (acoustic guitar), Tony Daigle (percussion), Brian Brignac (percussion).
Composed by Sonny Landreth.
Recorded: Maurice and Lafayette, Louisiana, no dates given (CD released in 2008)
Rating: 93/100 (learn more)
When you want to get some bluesy licks down on your CD, who better to do the honors than Eric Clapton? But leader Sonny Landreth is also one of the hottest guitar soloists around, a modern-day master of slide technique and a delight to hear. He is so well respected that a host of famous names made their way to Louisiana to guest on this self-produced album, a debut project on the artist's Landfall label. (Other tracks on this CD feature Dr. John, Vince Gill, Robben Ford and Jimmy Buffet.) Matching Landreth with Clapton is a guitar player's fondest dream or worst nightmare, depending on your perspective. The results are electrifying. Clapton has called Landreth "probably the most underestimated musician on the planet and also probably one of the most advanced." Check out this release and see why.
Reviewer: Ted Gioia