JONNY LANG:The Acoustic Band Tour 2005
Saturday, April 12, 8:30pm, $33.50
It's not important where you've been, but where you are, and at 22, Jonny Lang is right where he wants to be. Though his past awards, commendations and achievements are enough - including having two platinum selling modern blues albums and a Grammy nomination by age 19 - Jonny comments, "I'm the happiest I've ever been, and I've just finished recording an album I couldn't be happier with." That album is the aptly titled Long Time Coming. It is Jonny's third release, but it celebrates several noteworthy firsts: this time around he not only wrote or co-wrote all but one of the album's tracks, and served as its co-producer, but also he has made an album that he feels very honestly reflects who he is. A more fully realized album than his earlier efforts, Long Time Coming has a much greater emphasis on the songs than ever before. Jonny channeled an autobiography of sorts into this album. And, as it turns out, Lang has a gift in creating gritty heartfelt songs about relationships precariously poised on the edge, and winsome love paeans.