Win Tickets ($80): Grammy Nominee Sonny Landreth @ Aladdin Theater | Blues, Country, Zydeco

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Sonny Landreth @ Aladdin Theater on August 31. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed August 28.


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Sonny Landreth
August 31, 2023
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $40 | All Ages
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Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

A percussive burst of acoustic resonator guitar pushes the narrator on a journey “between the life I left and the edge of next” in the title cut of guitarist, songwriter and bandleader Sonny Landreth’s 14th album. As the singer feels the wind at his back, a rising bass line intersects Landreth’s vocalizing to stretch the fingerpicked tune into Far Eastern melodicism.

The south Louisiana artist’s groundbreaking work has long mixed familiarity with experimentation, and his latest ten-song collection stretches from hard-edged electric instrumentals to wistful acoustic ballads. The project’s range is the fruit of a renewed collaboration. Producer RS Field – who helmed Landreth’s trio of breakout albums – joined the six-stringer and co-producer Tony Daigle to finish the record.

“His brilliance and creative energy recharged us,” Landreth said of reuniting with Field. Most of the tracks were recorded live at famed Dockside Studios on the Vermilion River south of Lafayette, La. “We came up with new and better ideas, and that’s what you want,” he added. “It couldn’t have gone better.”

A quartet of instrumentals highlights the expressive power of bassist David Ranson, drummer Brian Brignac and multi-talented keyboardist/songwriter Steve Conn. The sultry, slow zydeco pulse of “Lover Dance With Me” features Landreth trading in his signature glass slide for his guitar’s tremolo arm and a rotating Leslie speaker cabinet. “Mule” follows, with its tailgate rhythm bouncing through a his-and-her tale of unrequited love.

After two Grammy nominations, multiple appearances at Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival and wide-ranging acclaim from fellow players and fans worldwide, Landreth is looking forward to playing the new material live. He’ll continue mixing electric and acoustic settings onstage, with Daigle bringing the sounds and concepts of the recording studio to venue mixing consoles.

“It’s all about telling the story,” Landreth says, “and as long as I can find my way up that path, I’m all in.” As the songwriter’s narrator sings in the title number of Blacktop Run, “A new day is dawning and I have never felt so alive.”




  1. Michael on August 16, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    Sonny is a true blues legend, and I would love to take a friend who has never seen Sunny in concert, nor has he been to The Aladdin Theater.

    • Todd Covert on August 20, 2023 at 4:00 pm

      I’m originally from New Orleans but haven’t been back home in twenty years. Sonny Landreth was one of the very first concerts I had the pleasure of seeing at New Orleans Jazz Fest. Since living out in the PNW I haven’t been able to dance and enjoy one of his intimate performances . Winning a pair of tickets would be a dream come true and would be throughout enjoyed for a very long time to come!

  2. Marty on August 17, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    Love bluegrass and zydeco! This sound like an amazing concert.

  3. Dave G. on August 18, 2023 at 11:06 am

    Love me some slide guitar and Sonny’s work in general!

  4. D Endow on August 20, 2023 at 6:09 am

    I would love to see Sonny Landreth live!

  5. Richard Potts on August 22, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    Sonny is the best! Please pick me!

  6. Jim on August 22, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    For over 30 years I’ve loved Sonny’s singular approach to playing slide guitar, whether as part of The Goners backing John Hiatt, or with his own band. Would love the opportunity to catch him again!

  7. Marty on August 23, 2023 at 7:59 am

    Sonny at the Aladdin? Doesn’t get any better than that!!

  8. Katie on August 24, 2023 at 9:42 am

    Love Zydeco!

  9. Rachel Proper on August 26, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    Would LOVE to win tickets that’s not postponed or canceled?

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