Two Amazing Blues Guitarists Shared A Stage
It can be incredible seeing one fabulous guitarist doing a solo show, but adding a second one can bring a show to a whole other level as it did last week with Sonny Landreth and Cindy Cashdollar.
I’d seen Sonny perform a number of times over the years (including a previous show or two at Regattabar where this show was also held) but had never seen Cindy. What a duo!The show started with Sonny coming to the stage alone and performing several numbers. It’s astounding how he can make one instrument sound like a full band!
The songs he played were from several times in his career (including ‘South of I-10’, which is my favorite album of his to date) and I loved every one of them. For me, he’s an artist who never disappoints.
When Cindy took the stage, I had no idea what to expect. She plays the dobro and steel guitar, both of which produce sounds that I never tire of hearing.
She was sitting about six feet away from me and possible less, and this was the first time I was able to witness a master dobro and lap steel played up close and personal. I was fascinated watching the way her fingers picked and slid their way across the strings.
They played mostly swamp blues. I don’t know if they played any songs written by Cindy (I know they played songs Sonny wrote), but I enjoyed them all.
They are an excellent duo who should continue playing together.
Posted on February 2, 2014, in concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged blues, boston, Cindy Cashdollar, concert review, music, Regattabar, Sonny Landreth, swamp blues. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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