Sonny Landreth, a native of Louisiana, is one of the greatest slide guitar players of his generation and Grant Street is the album that finally demonstrates how great a live player he is. Sonny has created a technique all his own when it comes to elecrtic slide blues. Grant Street is primarily a driving blues album that includes many other music textures, including most prominently zydeco. The music on this CD is as intense as it is relaxed. Sonny and his band really seem to be in sync at this show and the music illustrates this. I’ve heard several of Sonny’s studio recordings, and I’d say that Grant Street really outshines all of them as far as his guitar playing is concerned. I’d definitely recommend picking up this album if you’re a fan of Sonny Landreth or if you’re into slide and blues music.
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