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Jonny Lang

Modern blues in the '90s had a weird phenomenon of teenage blues guitarists rocketing to popularity with their first album. The entire trend culminated with Jonny Lang, a guitarist from Fargo, North Dakota, who released his solo debut album, Lie to Me, when he was 15. At the age of 12, he had attended a show by the Bad Medicine Blues Band and began playing with the group. Several months later he became the leader, and the newly renamed Kid Jonny Lang & the Big Bang relocated from Fargo to Minneapolis and released their debut album, Smokin', in 1995. The LP became a regional hit, leading to a major-label bidding war and culminating in Lang's signing to A&M Records in 1996. Early in 1997, his major-label debut, Lie to Me, was released to mixed reviews; the stronger effort, Wander This World, followed late the next year. Lang's next release, Long Time Coming, arrived in 2003 and garnered often withering critiques for its turn toward over-produced hard rock mixed with sometimes heavy-handed religiosity; 2006's gospel-informed Turn Around was more favorably received. Live at the Ryman was issued by Concord Records in 2010. After a seven-year hiatus, he announced details of his sixth studio album, Fight for My Soul which was scheduled for release in September 2013. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Stations Featuring
Jonny Lang

    Modern Blues

    Modern Blues
    6 songs

    Electric Blues

    Electric Blues
    6 songs

    Southern Rock

    Southern Rock
    3 songs

    All Blues

    All Blues
    3 songs

    Oldies Holiday

    1 song

Albums by
Jonny Lang

Top Songs by
Jonny Lang

  1.   Song
  2.   Lie to Me
  3.   Santa Claus Is Back in Town
  4.   Still Rainin'
  5.   Matchbox
  6.   Rack 'Em Up
  7.   Hit the Ground Running
  8.   Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
  9.   Red Light
  10.   Angel of Mercy
  11.   Blew Up (The House)
  12.   Bump in the Road
  13.   Breakin' In
  14.   Wander This World
  15.   Cherry Red Wine
  16.   A Quitter Never Wins
  17.   The Truth
  18.   Outro
  19.   Darker Side
  20.   Not Right
  21.   We Are the Same
  22.   Livin' for the City
  23.   To Love Again
  24.   Goodbye Letter
  25.   Give Me Up Again
  26.   Right Back
  27.   Breakin' Me
  28.   Second Guessing
  29.   Nice & Warm by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  30.   Back for a Taste of Your Love
  31.   Missing Your Love
  32.   Thankful
  33.   That Great Day
  34.   One Person at a Time
  35.   Long Time Coming
  36.   Touch
  37.   The One I Got
  38.   Get What You Give
  39.   Leaving to Stay
  40.   The Levee
  41.   Walking Away
  42.   "E" Train by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  43.   Lovin' My Baby by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  44.   Changes by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  45.   When I Come to You
  46.   I'll Always Be
  47.   What You're Looking For
  48.   Anything's Possible
  49.   Don't Stop (For Anything)
  50.   Thankful
  51.   My Love Remains
  52.   Turn Around
  53.   The Other Side of the Fence
  54.   Dying to Live
  55.   Hide Your Love
  56.   If We Try
  57.   Before You Hit the Ground
  58.   I Am
  59.   Smokin' by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  60.   I Love You the Best by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  61.   Louise by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  62.   On My Feet Again
  63.   There's Gotta Be a Change
  64.   Bitter End
  65.   Make It Move
  66.   Seasons
  67.   Fight for My Soul
  68.   I Believe by Fisk University Jubilee Singers
  69.   It's Not Over
  70.   Last Goodbye
  71.   Only a Man
  72.   Intro
  73.   Happiness and Misery
  74.   Save Yourself
  75.   Beautiful One
  76.   Malted Milk by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  77.   Too Tired by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  78.   It's Obdacious by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  79.   Still Wonder
  80.   All of a Sudden
  81.   River
  82.   Stronger Together

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