Jonny Lang "long Time Coming" ... any good ?

Captainobvious

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I really enjoy his first album " Lie To Me"
He sounds like a really good up and coming blues artist. Anyone gotten a chance to check out his new album Long Time Coming?
If so, how is it...I'm thinking of picking it up.
P.S.-He's also a tele player which scores extra points :lol:
 

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Sad to say, but I've been a fan for quite some time - in spite of the detractors - I think the kid has real talent. I applaud his desire to expand musically and broaden his offerings beyond blues-based music. However, I found his recent CD uninspiring - nothing on it really gabbed me.

Just my 2 cents.
 

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Title track is killer acoustic blues

the balance of the album sounds like something Prince wrote/produced/sang...Jonny's voice sound very much like the Minnesota Wonder...lotsa falsetto. The guitar work is just okay, nothing really rips out, he's left the blues behind for a r&b/funk styling. I like "Beauty Woman" and "Red Light", but the rest of the cd...nothing great. I bought it on the first day of it's release hoping for some tasty chops.

He's growing as an artist, I'll give him that much.
 

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While I do agree with dk a little, I still think that it is worth a listen. I think that if you look at it from a more pop or r&b standpoint it helps. It is not really a rock and blues album like so of his others are. But if you didn't like Walk This World, his last album, you won't like this one. Just my 2 cents, too.
 

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Sorry to hear

that he's leaving his roots behind. I thought the first album was terrific, we cover 3 of his songs "Rack 'em Up, Still Wonder, and Matchbox, and his Tele tone was incredible.
 

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I previewed it at Borders...

and I wouldn't buy it (sorry Jonny, if you're lurking here!)
because he's trying to leave the Blues behind (spelled s-e-l-l-o-u-t). He's trying to be more like Justin Timberflake. Too bad.
 

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The Prince reference is interesting.
Since he is in Minneapolis, the whole town has some trickle down from the P-man.

Sounds like I would like the nw one too, I will check it out.

does anyone know what became of the other Minn wonder, Shannon Curfman?
 

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ive dug ALL jonny's stuff so far,i find it hard that he'll disapoint me!! although i havent heard it yet.gonna hafta get it !!!
 

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Jonny Lang

I took a cruise to the Mexican Riviera, a few years ago, and Jonny was the headliner for a teen award program. He played solo, just himself and an acoustic guitar. While his guitar playing (acoustic rhythm) was amateurish (really!), I was highly impressed with his voice, I heard a lot of Stevie Wonder influence. Lang told the audience (primarily teenaged girls - I was with my daughter so as to not be too conspicuous! :lol: ) that he'd grown up on R&B, so, those are his roots - his guitar teacher was a blues freak and also was his bandleader, thus his blues focus, at the time.
I recall saying, at the time, on a TDPRI thread, that I wouldn't be surprised to see Lang become more widely known as a singer, than as a hotshot guitarist. Hopefully, he continue to grow in both directions.
 

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I read an interview with him when `he was promoting the second album and all he talked about was Prince so I belive sellout is a hard word.
To be honest, he never convinced me as a blues musician. But then I blamed it on age.

pEr
 

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Haven't heard it yet but...

...I'm curious to hear his new stuff, too.

While I'm not a Jonny Lang fan at least he's trying to promote R&B and blues music opposed to the bland pop that's dominating the charts.

Also, Jonny is still out there making records & touring which is a lot more than most musicians can say. Heck, if selling out is making a living playing music then call me a sellout wannabe. I'd rather be doing what Jonny's doing then being a desk jockey for the rest of my life. Music is a tough business & my hat's off to those who are doing it professionally.
 

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Never been a fan but....

caught a session he did for the BBC in the UK and have to say I was impressed by what I saw live. Made me think I should delve (good word eh!) deeper.
 

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i saw him warm up beck a few years ago. i was fortunate to catch one song on the sound check just prior to being removed because i had no credentials! he did the tune "darker side" from lie to me, the kid just absolutely smoked. i am a fan of the blues and it is disappointing to me to see him leaving the genre.
 

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Guys I used to love JL for a singer and a guitar player. I have never been turned off so much by a new album before. There is even somewhat of a rap song on the new album. I truely do hate it. BUt that is just my subjective opinion. Defintely listen to the clips on amazon.com before you buy.
 

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Disappointed!

I guess I'm just disappointed that the Blues has lost a potential superstar, IMHO anyway. When SRV left us I just felt that not only would he be impossible to replace but that Blues in general would take a step back after a resurgence thanks mainly to SRV and EC finding himself again. Then along came Jonny and Kenny Wayne Shepperd and I thought o.k. all is not lost, the kids are picking it up. I know the ability is still there so with any luck he'll cut another blues album in the future.
 

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My buddy from work loaned it to me yesterday. The first time through it was ok, but I left in the car cd player and listened again today, and it's actually growing on me. JMHO...
 




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