Jonny Lang Standing On The Shoulders Of Blues Greats (A Top Story)

On Wednesday Jonny Lang Standing On The Shoulders Of Blues Greats was a top story. Here is the recap: (The Blues) Guitarist Jonny Lang says that playing the blues now that most of the greats of the genre are gone is like classical musicians still playing music written centuries ago.

He tells the Columbus Dispatch: "Classical musicians weren't around when Beethoven was going through whatever he was going through to make him write that music; they're standing on his shoulders when they perform."

Lang also reveals that while he can't experience what greats such as B.B. King went through in their early days, he can still appreciate it. The North Dakota native adds: "Culturally, I couldn't be further away from the fellows that this music was born from. I don't have that life experience, but I can imagine what it was like to the best of my ability." Read more - here.

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