Monday, September 23, 2013
Jonny Lang started playing the guitar at the age of twelve, after his father took him to see the Bad Medicine Blues Band, one of the few blues bands in Fargo, North Dakota. Lang soon started taking guitar lessons from Ted Larsen, the Bad Medicine Blues Band's guitar player. Several months after Lang began, he joined the Bad Medicine Blues Band, which was then renamed Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang. In more than ten years on the road, Lang has toured with the Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, Aerosmith, B.B. King, Blues Traveler, Jeff Beck and Sting. In 1999, he was invited to play for a White House audience including President and Mrs. Clinton. Lang also makes a cameo appearance in the film Blues Brothers 2000 as a janitor. In 2004, Eric Clapton asked Lang to play a the Crossroads Guitar Festival to raise money for the Crossroads Centre Antigua. His new album Fight For My Soul will be released September 17 and is available for pre-order now on iTunes
FACTOID - Jonny Lang has also played with The Electric Amish
If you think it takes guts to become a cage fighter, try doing stand-up comedy for a living. Ask Collin Moulton, he’ll tell you, he’s a veteran of both. Holding a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Moulton has no fear when entering the octagon for a mixed-martial arts match. But he’s also just as comfortable doing battle with audiences while on stage in clubs across the country, throwing jokes at them so fast they can't help but submit to laughter. Follow Collin on twitter.