"Sonny Landreth Interviews and Reviews"

Those with a * next to them are new additions, scroll through the list as there may be some older interviews that I've found recently
updated last 3/16/13


*Guitar World "Essential Listening: 10 Great Slide Guitar Songs" by Damian Fanelli, April 7, 2013

*Straight.com "Sonny Landreth and friends let the music do the talking" by Steve Newton, Jan 24, 2013

*Best of the Beat 2012 Award Winners Elemental Journey wins "Best Blues Album" by Aaron Lafont, Jan 18, 2013

*St. Augustine.com "Slide guitar specialist Sonny Landreth performs" by Nick McGregor, Jan 15, 2013

*Straight.com "Sonny Landreth recalls his favourite Crossroads Festival moment with Eric Clapton" by Steve Newton, Jan 13, 2013


Sonny Landreth's "Levee Town" Album To Be Reissued Modern Guitars Magazine, by Cary Baker, April 2, 2009


All Out Guitar.com Sonny Landreth - From The Reach by Owen Edwards, Dec. 31, 2008

The Six Strings Sonny Landreth Concert Review by "Fender Six String" Nov. 30, 2008

OC Register "Guitar Virtuoso Sonny Landreth will slide into OC" by Robert Kinsler, Oct. 20, 2008

Guitar Player Magazine Master Class with Sonny Landreth, by Jude Gold, Oct. 17, 2008

Blues Examiner "From the Reach of the Slide Guitarist: Sonny Landreth" by Elizabeth Punke, Oct. 14, 2008

San Diego Union-Tribune Sliders-Landreth, Lindley kick of "The Magic & Mystery of Slide Guitar" by Michael Kinsman, Oct 9, 2008

Guitar Player Magazine "Louisiana Hayride: Sonny unleashes a Category 5 Guitar Storm" Oct. 2008

Premier Guitar.com "Playing Behind the Slide" and interview with Sonny Landreth by Brian D. Holland, Oct. 2, 2008

Guitar Flame Ovidiu Oprescu from Romania discovers and reviews Sonny's music, Oct. 1, 2008

NPR Music "Sonny Landreth's Ghost Notes" by John Burnett, Sept. 27, 2008

NOLA.com The Times-Picayune article by Keith Spera, Sept. 19, 2008

Express Milwaukee.com "From the Reach" review by Todd Lazarski, Sept. 17, 2008

The Independent Weekly "Sonny Shines on the cover of Guitar Player" by R. Reese Fuller, Sept. 10, 2008

offBeat "BackTalk with Sonny Landreth" by Alex Rawls, Sept. 2008

Blues Wax Sonny Landreth interview re: Crossroads 2007, by Bob Putignano, Aug 28, 2008

Lancaster Online "Blues master Sonny Landreth..." by Jon Ferguson, Aug 15, 2008

Houston Press "Sonny Landreth" by William Michael Smith, Aug 7, 2008

Guitar Vibe "Sonny Landreth Live at Moe's Alley" by Zack Urlocker, Aug 4, 2008

S.F. Examiner "Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler lend Sonny Landreth hands he doesn't really need"
..by Derk Richardson, July 31, 2008

Modern Guitars Magazine "From the Reach" review by Brian D. Holland, July 24, 2008

Northwest Herald Interview with Sonny by Eric Schelkopf, July 4, 2008

Courier Post Online Article re: Sonny's upcoming show at Haddon Lake Park, by Nicole Pensiero, July 4, 2008

The Phoenixville News.com Sonny Landreth article by Rob Nagy July 2, 2008

27 East "Sonny Back at the Talkhouse after releasing blockbuster collaboration album" by Gavin Menu, July 1, 2008

American Songwriter "From the Reach" review by Paul Zollo, July 1, 2008

*The Graham Weekly Album Review Sonny Landreth: "From The Reach" by George Graham, June 30, 2008

George Graham.com "From the Reach" review by George Graham, June 25, 2008

Sydney Morning Herald "Ritual axe of worship" June 21, 2008
(article is now archived and available for purchase only)

Redbubble.com Lovers of Blues, Rock and Awesome Guitar Work, Lend Me Your Ears...
..by Joel Murdoch, June 13, 2008

Google Groups review of "From the Reach" by redtunictroll, June 3, 2008

Bullz-Eye.com review of "From the Reach" by Jeff Giles, June 2008

San Francisco Chronicle review of "From the Reach" by Joel Selvin, June 1, 2008

The San Diego Union-Tribune "From The Reach" review by T. Michael Crowell, May 29, 2008

Tucson Citizen review of "From the Reach" by Steven Wine, May 29, 2008

Bluesbunny Independent "From the Reach" review by Peter McGee, 2008

San Diego Weekly Reader "Sonny Landreth" by Dave Good, May 28, 2008

The Independent Weekly "Be My Guest" by Scott Jordan, May 28, 2008

Denver Music Examiner review of "From the Reach" by G. Brown, May 22, 2008

Christian Science Monitor review of "From the Reach", by Stephen Humphries, May 21, 2008 (third article down)

MSN Entertainment Music review: Sonny Landreth throws a fret party, May 20, 2008

American Roots Ev Hodge's review of "From The Reach", May 20, 2008

The Advertiser.com "Elite guests shine on Landreth's latest CD" Herman Fuselier, May 16, 2008
(article is now archived and available for purchase only)

PRX Pieces audio interview from Jazz Fest May 2008

All Music Review of "From the Reach" by Hal Horowitz, May 2008

"From the Reach" review by Bud Scoppa, May 2008

PR-inside.com review of "From the Reach", April 21, 2008

Modern Guitars Magazine Cary Baker reviews Sonny's 9th Album, April 19. 2008

Rochester City Newspaper Interview with Sonny by Brendan Giusti, April 9, 2008

Guitar Player Magazine Harmonic/Fretted-Note Gumbo, by Jude Gold, March 2008


The News Tribune.com "Sonny Landreth will slide into town" by Rick Nelson, Nov. 9, 2007

The San Diego Union-Tribune "Sonny Landreth, ready for adventure" by Mikel Toombs, Aug. 9, 2007

Crossroads Guitar Fest 2007 Sonny review before Crossroads 2007

Guitar Player Magazine Sonny Landreth: Playing Melodies, by Jude Gold, April 30, 2007

Guitar Player Magazine Sonny Landreth: String Guarding, by Jude Gold, April 12, 2007

Guitar Player Magazine Sonny Landreth, more tips on playing behind the slide, by Matt Blackett, Feb 16, 2007

Guitar Player Magazine Sonny Landreth, Part One: Getting Started, by Jude Gold, Feb 1, 2007


American Routes Audio interview with Sonny Landreth, Nov 2006

Modern Guitars.com Caught in the Act: Sonny at the San Jose Jazz Fest, by Michael Shea, Oct 9, 2006

Guitar Player Magazine Sonny Landreth on the trio format, by Jimmy Leslie, June 22, 2006

Guitar Player Magazine Guitar Stars Shine in the Crescent City, by Jimmy Leslie, May 2006 (4th paragraph down, "Slide Slinger")

2006 ADDY Awards Megan Barra wins the Gold Addy award for her graphic design of the "Grant Street" CD
(this is now archived and no longer available)

The Music Box various Sonny album reviews and other info

About Blues Sonny Landreth "Blues Profile" by John Babich, March 2006


Access My Library "On a musical journey, Sonny Landreth's still taking chances"
..Sarasota Herald Tribune article by Kevin O'Horan, Oct. 28, 2005

Royer Labs Recording Sonny's live record, Grant Street, by David Klausner

Mother Jones "Grant Street" review by Jon Young, May/June 2005

The Herald-Mail "Hear ye, the 'slydeco' king"... by Julie E. Greene, May 29, 2005

Splendid Magazine "Grant Street" review by Sean Sullivan, April 27, 2005

Hybrid Magazine "Grant Street" review by Embo Blake, April 2005

Palm Beach Post interview with Sonny Landreth by Rock Cesario, March 25, 2005

Richmond Times Dispatch "Grant Street" review by Stephen Thompson, Mar 17, 2005

Wall Street Journal online article by Jim Fusilli, Mar 10, 2005 (guess you have to be a subscriber to see this one)

Mix online great review of "Grant Street" by Jeff Forlenza with some quotes from Tony Daigle, March 1, 2005

Guitar Player Magazine Live, Loud & Loose, March 2005

Guitar Player Sonny interview and review, March 2005

All About Jazz Review of "Grant Street" by C. Michael Bailey, Feb 12, 2005

Pop Matters "Grant Street" review by Jason MacNeil, Feb 11, 2005

Zydeco Road "Grant Street" review by Richard Arfin, Feb 11,2005

Paste music Sonny Landreth Bio
(no longer available online)

Rams Head and Philly show reviews by Zeke, Feb 6, 2005

Sliding To Heaven Jam Base, Aaron Stein, Feb. 4, 2005

Grant Street a review by Cynthia Horen Jan/Feb 2005

Various other "Grant Street" reviews

Pittsburgh post-gazette.com "Grant Street" preview, Jan 28, 2005

River Front Times.com "Grant Street" review by Steve Pick, Jan 26, 2005

Amazon.com "Grant Street" reviews, scroll down for the reviews

Grant Street a review of the new live CD by Bill Babcock, Jan 2005

Top 40-charts.com "Grant Street" review Jan 19, 2005

Commotion PR.com press release, bio, quotes and images from "Grant Street" Jan 13, 2005

Grant Street a review of the new Live CD by Zeke, Jan 2005

Grant Street a review by Robert Fontenot of OffBeat magazine

Grant Street a review of the new live CD by Bill Thames, Jan 2005


Concert Review "The Triple Door", Seattle WA., by Eric Steiner, Dec 1, 2004

Acoustic Music.com review of "Grant Street" by Bob Gottileb, Dec 2004

The Chattanoogan.com Nightfall Concert series, Oct. 5, 2004

Reno Gazette-Journal interview from August 2004

Answers.com a review of "The Road We're On" by Robert L. Doerschuk

Rambles cultural arts magazine's review of "The Road We're On" by Timothy Truman, July 24, 2004

DIG internet Radio interview by Brian Wise, unsure of date (was after release of The Road We're on)

Guided By Voices by Eve Doster, March 24, 2004

Rochester City News.com "The Sonny Landreth side of slide guitar" by Frank De Blase, Feb 18, 2004

Star Polish interview by James K. Willcox, Feb. 3, 2004

Brookhaven National Laboratory News "Gathering of the Slides II" Jan. 23, 2004


Sidelines Interview with Sonny Landreth by Josh Orendorf, Oct 23, 2003

Blues On Stage review of "The Road We're On" by Tony Engelhart, July 2003

Access My Library Guitar Player article "Wild Side Slide: Sonny Landreth reveals his behind-the-bottleneck secrets" July 1, 2003

Access My Library Sing Out article "The Road We're On" sound recording review, June 22, 2003

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Sonny Landreth plays on a colorful past in blues" by Nate Guidry, June 12, 2003

Review of "Third and Lindsley" Show by Les Reynolds May 31, 2003

In Music We Trust Review of "The Road We're On" by Mark A. Lawrence, April/May 2003

Pure Music's interview by Frank Goodman

The Music Box review of The Road We're On by John Metzger, March 2003

Access My Library "The Road We're On" sound recording review by Guitar Player, March 1, 2003

Reese Fuller's interview with Sonny Landreth re: "The Road We're On"

Austin Chronicle "The Road We're On" review by Christopher Hess, Feb 28, 2003

The Phoenix.com "The Road We're On" review by Ted Drozdowski, Jan. 30, 2003


La Louisiane "Megan Barra nominated for a "best recording package" Grammy award for her Levee Town CD artwork" Spring 2002

Blues On Stage (a Sonny review '02)

Rockzilla interview William Michael Smith's great review of Levee Town<


River Front Times Sonny Landreth review by Terry Perkins, June 27, 2001

Austin Chronicle review of "Levee Town" by Jim Caligiuri, Mar 2, 2001

Vintage Guitar magazine review of Levee Town, John Heidt, March 2001

FAME review of Levee Town by Tammy D Moon, 2001

Mercora Music Search Bio, photos, discography and listening room for Sonny Landreth


Time Magazine Online Levee Town review by Jonathan Gregg, Oct. 19, 2000 (2nd article down)

Rambles Levee Town review by Chet Williamson, 2000

Access My Library PR Newswire article re: Sugar Hill's release of Levee Town, Sept. 15, 2000

These are all pre-2000 but I still do occasionally find articles or reviews to post here
updated 10/7/08

Blues Access by Mary-Ann Courtenaye (winter '96)

Answers.com Bio and info up through "South of I-10" by Richard Skelly, 1995

Musician Guide.com Sonny Bio and review up through "South of I-10" by Rick Bowen, 1995

Time Magazine online Hot off the Bayou by Michael Walsh, May 8, 1995 (Sonny is mentioned on pg. 3)

The New York Times In Performance: Pop, by Jon Pareles, Feb. 4, 1995