Jonny Lang started playing guitar at age twelve. The album LIE TO ME was recorded when he was fifteen(twenty-nine now) and released a year later. He’s got a voice that sounds much older. An older woman friend loves this album, says Jonny’s voice has that whiskey soaked sound of an older man. Little did she know.
He began smoking at age eleven. He joined a band at thirteen, which lead to drinking and drugs. A rebellious kid, adult activities lead him down a path that eventually got to him. The Silent Years, 1998 to 2003, no new music, not much else. Then he re-emerged, free of all addictions and his music had a new focus,
But this early album is full of great music. I was just astounded when I first heard it. A fifteen year old kid playing and singing like that. Whew!
Here are a few of my favorite songs from the album:
and finally, the title song: