Louisiana Calling starring Sonny Landreth and the Iguanas


05/25/2024 - 8:00 pm


Stone Mountain Arts Center
695 Dugway Rd, Brownfield, ME, 04010

Louisiana Calling with Sonny Landreth and The Iguanas
The deep roots tag team of Cajun slide guitar phenom Sonny Landreth and legendary New Orleans Latin-Americana rockers the Iguanas presents a mind-blowing musical trip through the scenic soundscape of the bayou. Still wet from crawling out of the swamps, this cross-pollinated confection will be both savory and sweet.

Louisiana’s calling—here’s your chance to answer.

Sonny Landreth Southwest Louisiana-based slide and blues guitarist, songwriter, and singer Sonny Landreth is an award-winning musician’s musician. . GRammy nominated, Landreth’s style derives from many root sounds, including Cajun music, zydeco, Delta blues, swamp pop, and R&B, as well as rockabilly.His artistry has graced numerous recordings dating back to the 1970s by artists ranging from Elliott Murphy and Zachary Richard to Kirk Whalum, Irma Thomas, and dozens more. Hen has appeared multiple times at Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival and garnishes wide-ranging acclaim from fellow players and fans worldwide”Sonny Landreth is probably the most underestimated musician on the planet, and also probably one of the most advanced.” (Eric Clapton).We couldn’t agree more and we LOVE Sonny!

The Iguanas: What if Americana music actually encompassed ALL of North America? You’d have the Franco Acadian inflections of Canada, as best exemplified by the accordion, blues and jazz, the only truly indigenous music the US has ever produced, and the lilting grace and fiery passion of the music of Mexico. You’d also have New Orleans’ premiere distillers of this continental musical melange, The Iguanas. Taking their cues from all of the above influences and then some, Juarez, the band’s first studio album since 2012’s Sin to Sin, redefines the notion of Americana, crossing cultures, styles, eras…and even languages. It’s as if Rue Bourbon, Muscle Shoals and Plaza Mexico were all within earshot of each other and The Iguanas were the musical conduit between them. Based out of New Orleans for the past couple of decades save for a short, Katrina imposed exile in Austin the members of the Iguanas have (collectively or individually) played or recorded with everyone from Charlie Rich, Alex Chilton, and Willie DeVille to Emmylou Harris, Allen Toussaint, and Pretty Lights. Happy to get them here finally to our stage!