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Classic Album Review: Jonny Lang | Long Time Coming

The blues-guitar phenom is more Kravitz than SRV on this overly slick, soulless set.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Hey, we all need role models. Even prodigies like Fargo-born blues guitar phenom Jonny Lang.

And naturally, those role models change as we get older and evolve. But here’s the trouble: When you start out worshipping at the altar of Stevie Ray Vaughan (as the teenage Lang clearly was on his earlier albums) and end up sounding like a watered-down version of Lenny Kravitz (as the 22-year-old Lang clearly has on his overly slick and soulless fourth disc Long Time Coming), then you’ve obviously made a very wrong turn.


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