Rams Head Presents
Jonny Lang at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD, 21401
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
It is hard to believe that at 37 years old Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for two decades.
Easier to believe when you learn he released his first platinum record at 15—an age when many young people are just beginning to play music. No flashy re-hasher of classic blues licks, even at that early age Lang was a full-blown artist with a style of his own.
His latest release, Signs (September 2017) is not merely a return to the artist's guitar-based beginnings, but an embodiment of an even more elemental sound. Beyond focusing attention on his soloing prowess, it is about recapturing the spirit of the early blues, where the guitar was front and center, fairly leaping out of the speakers.
Since the release of his debut album, Grammy Award-winning Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to support or perform with some of the most respected legends in music. He has shared the stage with everyone from The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today.
Signs reaffirms his commitment to the blues and the guitar without sacrificing the modern approach that has made him such a singular artist.
Zane Carney - dubbed “The Future Of Electric Guitar” by Huffington Post - is a Singer-Songwriter and GRAMMY® Nominated Guitarist, most known for his work with John Mayer, Avril LaVigne, Broadway's “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” and LA Based Rock Band CARNEY. Zane has worked with countless icons including Bono and Edge, David Foster, Justin Timberlake, and Don Was and has shared the stage with Keith Urban, Steven Tyler, Jackson Browne, Nicole Scherzinger, Stevie Wonder and many, many more.
In 2013 John Mayer handpicked Zane - sans audition - to play guitar in his touring band and on his album “Paradise Valley.” While in Brazil for Rock in Rio, Zane released his debut EP Confluence and discovered a world-wide audience for his solo music. As of today, Zane has headlined shows in Japan, Australia, Korea, Mexico, most of Europe and of course his hometown(s) of NYC and LA where he plays to sold out theaters without the aid of a label.
While Bono of U2 has referred to Zane as “the best guitarist in NY,” it’s clear that Zane’s passion for singing and songwriting has found listening ears and a buzz that’s continuing to grow. That notoriety has lead to Zane co-writing multiple songs with Avril LaVigne for her upcoming 2018 release and opening for and playing in Jonny Lang's band in Europe, US, and Canada.
Bob Lefsetz raved about Zane’s band CARNEY, calling the group’s music "a mysterious trip into the heart of darkness,” but Zane’s solo work is a bit more understated, story driven and, naturally, grounded in his world class, virtuosic guitar abilities. A modern day Jeff Buckley, as many have called him, Zane likes to keep comparisons at bay, “I’m not quite sure who or what I sound like, but I’m always grateful when people compare me to artists that I love, whether it's Jeff or Django [Reinhardt] or Jimmy Page or someone else; always consider it an honor. I’m just excited about continuing to grow as an artist so I can reach people with what I hope is art worthy of their listening ears.”
$65.00 - $75.00
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