A blues guitarist best known for his slide-guitar work, Sonny Landreth (b. 1951) was born in Canton, Mississippi. The family relocated to Lafayette, Louisiana, where Sonny was immersed in the area’s swamp-pop and Zydeco music. Beginning as a trumpeter, he was already a virtuoso guitarist in his teens. His earliest role model was Scotty Moore, and he was later influenced by The Ventures and Chet Atkins. Landreth’s first professional appearance was with ...
Cajun emerged from a European tradition of contredanses, two-steps and waltzes; zydeco, the black equivalent, grew out of the work songs of the black farmers who had settled in Louisiana. Life in the poorest state is still hard, and cotton and crawfish still rule: at least there are some things the settlers of the eighteenth century would recognize as theirs. French expansion into the Americas began in Acadia (later renamed Nova ...
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