Wed, Feb 21 @7:30 PM - 11:00 PM$33.50 - $69.50
Bluesy Rocker Jonny Lang Coming to Saenger Theatre, Pensacola
Gifted Guitarist, Doyle Bramhall II to Open
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Jonny Lang will be performing at the Saenger Theatre on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at
7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $69.50, $53.50 and $33.50 (plus applicable service charge) and will go on
sale to the public on Friday, October 20 at 10 a.m. at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, charge by phone by calling
800-745- 3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com. Opening for Lang is guitarist Doyle Bramhall, II.
It is hard to believe that at 36 years old Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for two decades. Easier
to believe when you learn he released his first platinum record at 15 — an age when many young people are just
beginning to play music. Lie to Me revealed a talent that transcended the crop of blues prodigies floating around in
the late Nineties. No flashy re-hasher of classic blues licks, even at that early age Lang was a full-blown artist with
a style of his own. Also, setting Lang apart from the wunderkind crowd was a 15-year- old voice that sounded like
a weathered soul shouter. Actual life experience was yet to come, and has been subsequently chronicled in a
series of five uniformly excellent recordings. “I got married, had kids, and that arc has been recorded on albums
along the way,” says Lang. “There is a lot of personal history in there, and also some things that relate to world
What began as a bluesy sound, influenced by electric pioneers like Albert Collins, B. B. King, and Buddy Guy,
evolved over those recordings into a modern R&B style closer to Stevie Wonder and contemporary gospel music.
Lang’s distinctive, blues-inflected licks appeared on every album, but became one element in a sea of
passionately sung and tightly arranged songs.
As the son of the late Texas music legend Doyle Bramhall, he was raised in a home filled with the blues and rock
’n’ roll styles indigenous to Texas. The elder Bramhall played drums and was also an accomplished songwriter
and vocalist, not to mention a lifelong collaborator with childhood friends Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, who
composed such SRV signature tunes as “Change It” and “Life by the Drop.”
EVENT DETAILS AT A GLANCE:
Who: Jonny Lang
When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
On Sale: Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Ticket Prices: $69.50, $53.50 and $33.50 plus applicable service charge