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Jonny Lang

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Modern blues in the '90s had a weird phenomenon of teenage blues guitarists rocketing to popularity with their first album. The entire trend culminated with Jonny Lang, a guitarist from Fargo, North Dakota, who released his solo debut album, Lie to Me, when he was 15. At the age of 12, he had attended a show by the Bad Medicine Blues Band and began playing with the group. Several months later he became their leader, and the newly renamed Kid Jonny Lang & the Big Bang relocated from Fargo to Minneapolis and released their debut album, Smokin', in 1995. The LP became a regional hit, leading to a major-label bidding war and culminating in Lang's signing to A&M Records in 1996. Early in 1997, his major-label debut, Lie to Me, was released to mixed reviews; the stronger effort, Wander This World, followed late the next year. Lang's next release, Long Time Coming, arrived in 2003 and garnered often withering critiques for its turn toward over-produced hard rock mixed with sometimes heavy-handed religiosity; 2006's gospel-informed Turn Around was more favorably received. Live at the Ryman was issued by Concord Records in 2010. After a seven-year hiatus, he announced details of his sixth studio album, Fight for My Soul which was scheduled for release in September 2013; it peaked at number one on Billboard's Blues Albums chart. Lang released his next album, the politically charged Signs, in September 2017. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Stations Featuring
Jonny Lang

    Modern Blues

    Modern Blues
    6 songs

    Southern Rock

    Southern Rock
    3 songs

    All Blues

    All Blues
    4 songs

    Oldies Holiday

    Oldies Holiday
    1 song

Albums by
Jonny Lang

Top Songs by
Jonny Lang

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Lie to Me
  3.   Santa Claus Is Back in Town
  4.   Still Rainin'
  5.   Matchbox
  6.   Rack 'Em Up
  7.   Hit the Ground Running
  8.   Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
  9.   Red Light
  10.   Angel of Mercy
  11.   Blew Up (The House)
  12.   Make It Move
  13.   Bump in the Road
  14.   Breakin' In
  15.   Breakin' Me
  16.   Walking Away
  17.   Cherry Red Wine
  18.   A Quitter Never Wins
  19.   Livin' for the City
  20.   Leaving to Stay
  21.   Wander This World
  22.   River
  23.   Right Back
  24.   Darker Side
  25.   Singing Songs
  26.   Wisdom
  27.   Bring Me Back Home
  28.   Into the Light
  29.   Signs
  30.   Last Man Standing
  31.   One Person at a Time
  32.   I Am
  33.   Malted Milk by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  34.   Smokin' by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  35.   I Love You the Best by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  36.   Louise by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  37.   There's Gotta Be a Change
  38.   When I Come to You
  39.   What You're Made Of
  40.   Snakes
  41.   Stronger Together
  42.   Bitter End
  43.   We Are the Same
  44.   Outro
  45.   That Great Day
  46.   On My Feet Again
  47.   Last Goodbye
  48.   Don't Stop (For Anything)
  49.   Thankful
  50.   Turn Around
  51.   Intro
  52.   Long Time Coming
  53.   Happiness and Misery
  54.   To Love Again
  55.   Beautiful One
  56.   The One I Got
  57.   Get What You Give
  58.   Give Me Up Again
  59.   Before You Hit the Ground
  60.   Second Guessing
  61.   Too Tired by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  62.   It's Obdacious by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  63.   Changes by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  64.   Missing Your Love
  65.   Still Wonder
  66.   Seasons
  67.   All of a Sudden
  68.   Fight for My Soul
  69.   The Truth
  70.   Not Right
  71.   Thankful
  72.   I Believe by Fisk University Jubilee Singers
  73.   It's Not Over
  74.   Anything's Possible
  75.   If We Try
  76.   The Levee
  77.   Lovin' My Baby by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  78.   Back for a Taste of Your Love
  79.   I'll Always Be
  80.   What You're Looking For
  81.   Only a Man
  82.   My Love Remains
  83.   The Other Side of the Fence
  84.   Dying to Live
  85.   Save Yourself
  86.   Goodbye Letter
  87.   Touch
  88.   Nice & Warm by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  89.   "E" Train by Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  90.   Hide Your Love