Lonnie Shields Coming to The Linda January 11th
Lonnie Shields is truly one of the finest of the next generation of the blues. He cut his blues teeth performing with The Jelly Roll Kings. This Delta born guitarist, singer and songwriter’s style is just the opposite of his demeanor. Lonnie comes across as a mild mannered southern gentleman with a laid back nature. On stage he is transformed into an extraordinary entertainer moving to his music and feeding off the energy of the audience. His music is deeply rooted in gospel, soul and R&B while his sound, like his soul is never too far from the home of the blues.
Over the years, Lonnie has played with many Blues greats including Elvin Bishop, Sam Carr, Sonny Rhodes, Eddie Shaw and Big Jack Johnson just to name a few. He has performed all over the world and has released a string of impressive CDs featuring his soulful, “down home Blues” with a contemporary, yet juke-joint feel.
Currently, Lonnie is working on a new album featuring a young blues based artist, Jesse Loewy. This upcoming CD will consist of Lonnie’s original material in addition to a tribute to BB King, Tyrone Davis, and Johnny Taylor, plus a bonus track in honor of Al Green (all of whom were extremely influential and inspirational to Lonnie’s musical career).