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Eric Clapton calls this guy his "hero."

I've had the good fortune of seeing Sonny Landreth play many times, most notably at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago in 2010. Sonny opened the festival, and Eric came out introduce him (and play with him). He called Sonny his "hero" and told the small but appreciative crowd at 11am that Sonny is always the first person he calls when he's putting on one of his festivals, and Sonny always says yes.

Sonny's getting ready to go out on tour with B.B. King and Peter Frampton next month, but we get a chance to see the slide guitar wizard Saturday night at 9:30 at La Fete De Marquette (located at Dickinson and East Washington Avenue on Madison' s east side.)

Sonny wasn't originally on the bill, but he became La Fete's hero by agreeing to headline after Irma Thomas canceled.

Jonathan Suttin and I will be broadcasting live at La Fete Saturday from 3-8 and Sunday from 9:30-12:30. Hope to see you there.



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