Sonny Landreth-Back to Bayou Teche- Dallas 1995

Andy Timmons,one of America’s finest guitarists, reminded me recently of when Louisiana slide guitarist & singer Sonny Landreth brought his guitar & a little tweed amp about the size of a small suitcase into the Mexican restaurant where I was broadcasting my weekly Friday afternoon Q102 radio show back in 1995 . Sonny proceeded to play “Back to Bayou Teche” from his album South of I-10 with no band, no monitors, no stage, no lights, two microphones, & fajitas sizzling in the background. “Hot plate ,”  the waiters & waitresses always warn when serving up the regional favorite. Hot player indeed !

Years later, Timmons and I witnessed two of America’s greatest guitarists sharing one stage in Dallas September 2011, Landreth(who is currently featured in Eric Clapton‘s Crossroads 2013  dvd ) and Eric Johnson, and we visited backstage with each after a blizzard of guitar that was, at times, intoxicating. – Redbeard




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