Jonny Lang Biography
Jonny Lang (born Jon Gordon Langseth Jr.) known as Jonny Lang, is an American blues, gospel, and rock singer, songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist. He has five albums that charted on the top 50 of the Billboard 200 chart and has won a Grammy Award for Turn-Around.
Jonny Lang Age| How Old Is Jonny Lang Now?
Jon Gordon Langseth Jr. was born in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S. on January 29, 1981. He is 38 years as of 2019 and is of American Nationality.
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Jonny Lang is of Norwegian descent and was born in Fargo, North Dakota. He started playing the guitar at the age of 12. He got his start playing guitar for his friends on the Villagers’ porch at their lake place. He would play everything from modern hits to the classics, even performing an astounding rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s take on the National Anthem.
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Jonny Lang Career| What Kind Of Music Does Jonny Play?
At 15, Jonny Lang made a blues album, 1997’s Lie to Me, which went platinum and hit No. 1 on Billboard’s New Artist chart. At 17 he made another, Wander This World, which earned a Grammy nomination.
The band moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and freely discharged the collection Smokin’ when Lang was 14. He was marked to A&M Records in 1996. He discharged the widely praised multi-platinum Lie to Me on January 28, 1997. The following collection, Wander this World, was discharged on October 20, 1998, and earned a Grammy selection.
This was trailed by the deeper Long Time Coming on October 14, 2003. Lang additionally made a front of Edgar Winter’s “Withering to Live”. Lang’s 2006 collection, the gospel-impacted Turn-Around, won him his first Grammy Award.
In his earliest performing years, Lang always performed barefoot on stage, because “it feels good” and once in tribute to Luther Allison, a friend who had recently died. He has since given up that practice, after several near-accidents and electric shocks.
In over ten years out and about, Lang has visited with the Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, Aerosmith, B.B. Lord, Blues Traveler, Jeff Beck, and Sting. In 1999, he was welcome to play for a White House group of spectators that included President and Mrs. Clinton. Prior that year he was chosen by the recently chosen Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura to perform at his Inaugural Ball. Lang additionally shows up in the film Blues Brothers 2000 as a janitor. In 2004, Eric Clapton asked Lang to play at the Crossroads Guitar Festival to fund-raise for the Crossroads Center Antigua.
Lang likewise seems routinely as a piece of the Experience Hendrix Tour alongside numerous other surely understood guitarists to pay tribute to the perished guitar legend.
The Big Bang
From 1993 to 1996, his backing band was The Big Bang. This group consisted of three founding members of the Bad Medicine Blues Band: Ted Lightnin’ Boy Larsen on guitar, his brother Michael Rey Larsen on drums, and Jeff Hayenga on bass. Keyboardist Bruce McCabe joined The Big Bang in 1995 after Lang and this young band from Fargo impressed him with their set opening for McCabe’s band at the time, The Hoopsnakes.
From 1996 to 2004, his backing band included Paul Diethelm on guitar, Bruce McCabe on keyboards, Doug Nelson on bass and Billy Thommes on drums. Also appearing on keyboards during 2003 and 2004 was Donnie La Marca, filling in for McCabe during his break from touring.
Nelson was killed in a traffic accident in 2000 and was replaced by Billy Franze. Franze was in turn replaced by Jim Anton in 2003. Saxophone player David Eiland was added in 2000, providing Lang with a foil for extended instrumental jams. In 2005, he replaced the entire lineup, except for Anton, and embarked on an acoustic tour. He performed with Wendy Alane Wright at the 2000 pre-Grammy party. Guitarist Reeve Carney was the band’s opening act for several shows in 2005, as well as for the 2006 and 2007 tours.
The recent band line up includes Barry Alexander from Minneapolis on drums, James Anton from Minneapolis on bass, Akil Thompson from Nashville on rhythm guitar, Dwan Hill from Nashville on keys, Missi Hale from Los Angeles on background vocals. Lang’s current band line up is Barry Alexander on drums, James Anton on bass, Tyrus Sass on keyboards and Zane Carney on rhythm guitar.
Jonny Lang Conversion to Christianity| Turn Around
In 2000 Jonny Lang became a Christian. In an interview with Sara Groves on Christianity Today, he gave details about his conversion, assuring he had a supernatural experience with the Holy Ghost. In his own words, he has said that he formerly hated Christianity and despised the things of God, but now he wants to share with others about Jesus’ love.
The songs Only a Man and Thankful from his album Turn Around, are about his belief in God. He has also co-written a couple of songs with Christian-music artist Steven Curtis Chapman, notably My Love Remains.
Jonny Lang Net Worth|How Much Is Jonny Lang Worth?
Lang is an American blues, gospel and rock singer, songwriter and guitarist who has a net worth of $12.5 million.
Jonny Lang Signs| New Album
Signs is the seventh studio album by American blues guitarist Jonny Lang, released on September 1 in Europe and on September 8, 2017, in North America. The song “Stronger Together”, premiered on Billboard on August 11. It was chosen by AllMusic as one of the best blues albums of 2017. It was recorded in 2017, produced by Drew and Shannon & Jonny Lang and released on September 1 in Europe, September 8, 2017, in North America.
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Jonny Lang Discography| Songs
- 1995 Smokin’ (Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang)
- 1997 Lie to Me, No. 44 (Billboard 200)
- 1998 Wander This World, No. 28 (Billboard 200)
- 2003 Long Time Coming, No. 17 (Billboard 200)
- 2006 Turn Around, No. 35 (US Billboard 200), No. 1 (Billboard Christian Albums)
- 2009 Live at the Ryman, No. 2 (Billboard Blues Albums)
- 2013 Fight for My Soul, No. 50 (Billboard 200), No. 1 (Billboard Blues Albums), No. 2 (Billboard Christian Albums)
- 2017 Signs, No. 153 (Billboard 200)
- 1997: Disney Channel’s In Concert
- 1998: Blues Brothers 2000
- 1998: The Drew Carey Show – episode “In Ramada Da Vida” (cameo)
- 2003: David Letterman Show
- 2004: Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004
- 2008: Live at Montreaux 1999 DVD
- 2010: Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010
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