Jonny Lang is a Grammy Award-winning American blues, gospel, and rock-recording artist. Known for his guitar solos and deep, smoky tenor, Lang has climbed to the top of charts in all three categories. He was introduced to RAMP through Red Light Management’s Victor Waryas, an investor in RAMP.
Born in Fargo, North Dakota, Lang picked up the guitar at age 12. After a few months of guitar lessons with Ted Larsen of Bad Medicine Blues Band, Lang was inducted into the band.
Bad Medicine Blues Band renamed themselves Kid Jonny Lang and The Big Band, put Jonny in front of the spotlight and moved the band to Minneapolis to find a bigger audience and seek a recording contract. After releasing Smokin’ with The Big Band, Lang signed with A&M Records in 1996. He was 14.
Lang released Lie to Me in January of 1997. Lie to Me was a critically acclaimed album and reached multi-platinum status. Lang increased his success with Wander this World in October of 1998, which earned a Grammy nomination. Lang later came out with his soul inspired album Long Time Coming in 2003 and gospel influenced record Turn Around in 2006. Lang topped his career high with his first Grammy Award with Turn Around.
After 10 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, the President and First Lady Clinton invited Lang to perform at the White House. Lang was also asked to play at the Crossroads Guitar Festival to raise money for the Crossroads Centre Antigua by Eric Clapton in 2004.
In recent success Lang has regularly participated in the Experience Hendrix Tour, paying tribute to the guitar legend.