Jonny Lang at Times Square
Type: Music & Concerts
Blues phenom Jonny Lang started playing the guitar at the age of 12, after his father took him to see the Bad Medicine Blues Band, one of the few blues bands in Fargo, North Dakota. Lang soon started taking guitar lessons from Ted Larsen, the Bad Medicine Blues Band's guitar player. Several months after Lang began, he joined the Bad Medicine Blues Band, which was then renamed Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang.
The band moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and independently released the album Smokin' when Lang was fourteen (the album was recently re-released). He was subsequently signed to A&M Records in 1996. He released the critically acclaimed multi-platinum Lie to Me early in 1997. His next album Wander this World was released in 1998 and earned a Grammy nomination. This disc was followed by the more soulful Long Time Coming in late 2003. His next album, the gospel-influenced Turn Around, was released in 2006 and won Lang his first Grammy Award.