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Louisiana Calling with The Sonny Landreth Band and The Iguanas



September 18, 2024

About the Artist


The deep roots tag team of Cajun slide guitar phenom Sonny Landreth and legendary New Orleans Latin-Americana rockers the Iguanas present a mind-blowing musical trip through the scenic soundscape of the bayou. Still wet from crawling out of the swamps, this cross-pollinated confection will be both savory and sweet.

Renowned for his unparalleled slide guitar technique, Sonny Landreth has shared the stage with many music legends, including John Hiatt, Jimmy Buffett, Mark Knopfler, and Eric Clapton. In the summer of 2013, Sonny was a crucial part of the Peter Frampton-led Guitar Circus tour, often concluding the night with an extended rendition of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” alongside Frampton.

The south Louisiana artist’s groundbreaking work has long mixed familiarity with experimentation, and his repertoire stretches from hard-edged electric instrumentals to wistful acoustic ballads.

A fixture of the New Orleans music scene for over two decades, The Iguanas‘ music is an infectious mix of America’s musical heritage – Tejano and Conjunto sounds from the Texas/Mexico border region, as best exemplified by the accordion and bajo sexto, the American South’s blues, jazz and New Orleans R&B, and the fiery passion of the music of the Caribbean and Mexico.

Taking their cues from all these influences and then some, The Iguanas redefine the notion of Americana, crossing cultures, styles, eras, and even languages. It’s as if Rue Bourbon, Muscle Shoals, and Plaza de Mexico were all within earshot of each other, and The Iguanas were the musical conduit between them. Unsurprisingly, the members of The Iguanas have (collectively or individually) played or recorded with everyone from Charlie Rich, Alex Chilton, and Willy DeVille to Emmylou Harris, Allen Toussaint, and Pretty Lights.

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