Landon Spradlin’s blistering guitar solos come through no matter what style of blues he is playing. From the Louisiana delta to B.B. King’s in Memphis, from jamming in Texas to recording sessions in London, his throaty, gut-wrenching vocals, songwriting, and guitar work communicate the heart and soul of the blues like few musicians can. No More Blue Mondays, recorded with members of Eric Clapton's band and originally released in 1995, is available now.
Spradlin has shared his musical gift with countless fans over the years, playing on street corners, in bars and music houses, at festivals and churches, and even at Madison Square Garden in New York City. He has been a featured artist at the International Guitar Show, in Dallas, for many years and has shared stages with The Kentucky Headhunters, Lee Roy Parnell, Anson Funderburgh, Buddy Whittington, Rick Derringer, Cyril Neville, the Nighthawks and many other artists.
Spradlin and his band won the Piedmont Blues and Preservation Society's Blues Challenge in 2009 and went on to represent the society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, where they made quite an impression. For Spradlin, being soulful isn't limited to a specific sound; rather, it's simply a natural part of who he is. His guitar playing and his voice, deep and full of emotion, are powerful in a soul-stirring way. No More Blue Mondays is definitive proof that he belongs in the company of the greatest artists the blues genre has to offer.
"Landon Spradlin is a blues treasure, a force to be reckoned with. He's like Ray Charles meets Johnny Winter." - Jimmy Wallace, Dallas International Guitar Show
Marty's review: emotion and passion are the 2 key ingredients on this most stirring album by preacher, blues guitarist and singer Landon Spradlin. Taking all the elements of traditional blues and adding a bit of soul and gospel, the 9 amazing tracks on this album will certainly wake up something inside you and open your eyes and ears to the talents of this very unique artist. The production is tight, the songwriting is from the heart and the delivery is just exceptional. My favourite track is his soaring gospel version of Dobie Gray's "Drift Away".
Find out more on his official website: http://www.landonspradlin.com/
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