Sonny Landreth – live in Amsterdam, October 29, 2010
Sonny Landreth and his band played live in Amsterdam at Heineken Music Hall on October 29, 2010. This was different to my last encounter with Mr. Landreth and band 05/05/2005, where the set list covered a great deal of The “Grant Street” Album. The new set started with two very nicely played instrumentals, followed by Sonny Landreth´s composition “The Promised Land” about where he lives in Louisiana. Even more energetic instrumentals were to follow. He also featurered his self-penned blues about his observations in the tracks of hurricane Katrina. During the concert he alternated – utilizing various Stratocasters. His band was tight and efficient. Throughout the concert he showcased his very special technique combining the slide work and fingering in a way probably nobody else can do. The show was very well received – and could most definitely have lasted even longer.