ARTS Pick: Sonny Landreth

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Eric Clapton has touted Sonny Landreth as one of the most advanced and under-appreciated guitarists on the planet. See for yourself at the Southern on Saturday. Publicity photo Eric Clapton has touted Sonny Landreth as one of the most advanced and under-appreciated guitarists on the planet. See for yourself at the Southern on Saturday. Publicity photo

Hailed “The King of Slydeco,” Sonny Landreth’s Cajun-influenced slide guitar style has captured the attention of blues aficionados across the globe and led to collaborations with superstars such as Eric Clapton, Eric Johnson, and Mark Knopfler. With 11 albums under his belt and a passport stamped at gates across the globe, Landreth’s 30-year career has seen him gigging in basements, bars, and arenas alike—proving that as long as he has guitar in hand, the world’s his stage.

Saturday 7/26. $20-23, 8pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590.

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