Musician Jonny Lang is a commodity; he's a guitar connoisseur and sings like a blues veteran and was doing so at the ripe age of 13. Not many young musicians can do that, but Lang did and continues to thrill fans with his unique voice and exceptional guitar-playing skills. Lang fuses gospel, rock and blues to create his style of music, and he does it well. He's gained the attention of Eric Clapton, who asked him to play in his Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2004. Additionally, he's toured with such legends as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and numerous others.
When he was 16, he released his major label debut album, Lie to Me, to stellar reviews and selling to multi-platinum status. Shortly after this album's release in 1997, he released Wander to Me in 1998 and received a Grammy nomination. His third major label release, Long Time, was released in 2003 and in 2006. Lang's gospel album, Turn Around, received a Grammy award.
Jonny can reach very high octaves with his voice and plays lengthy guitar solos to sheer perfection, never missing a note. In his early years, he was known for his barefoot playing, but in later years decided to cease performing barefoot, due to near electric shocks and other dangerous experiences. One of the most important factors in Jonny's life and much-talked about was his conversion to Christianity after many years of substance and alcohol abuse. He freely talks about his relationship with God and how it relates to his music and lifestyle.
Most recently and a prolific highlight of his career, was his release of his first studio album in seven years, Fight For My Soul, on September 17, 2013 and has been touring extensively with brief hiatuses ever since it's release. He currently is on tour and will be touring Europe beginning July 1 and ending in France on July 20. Lang is currently touring the US and more information for tickets and to purchase them can be found here.
Lang is known for his passion and love of playing guitar. His performances on and off the stage are a true testament to how his continued longevity in music.