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Jonny Lang

 Jonny Lang started playing the guitar at the age of 12 after his father took him to see the Bad Medicine Blues Band, one of the few blues bands in Fargo, ND. Lang soon started taking guitar lessons from Ted Larsen – the Bad Medicine Blues Band's guitar player – and several months later, Lang joined the band, which was then renamed Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang. The band moved to Minneapolis, MN and independently released the album Smokin' when Lang was 14. Lang was signed to A&M Records in 1996 and released the critically acclaimed multi-platinum Lie to Me in 1997. The next album, Wander This World, was released in 1998 and earned a Grammy nomination. It was followed up by Lang’s more soulful release, Long Time Coming, in 2003. Lang's 2006 gospel-influenced album, Turn Around, won his first Grammy Award. 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 at the Crossroads Guitar Festival to raise money for the Crossroads Centre Antigua. Lang also appears regularly as a part of the Experience Hendrix Tour.

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