Lie to Me

Lie to Me

4.8 10
by Jonny Lang
     
 

It reads like an old-time movie script: Teenager from Anytown, U.S.A. learns to play guitar, gets a record deal, sells a million copies of his first album, and tours the country with the biggest names in the business. For Jonny Lang, the pride of Fargo, North Dakota, it all came true with the release of Lie to Me in January 1997, which hit the streets one day…  See more details below

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It reads like an old-time movie script: Teenager from Anytown, U.S.A. learns to play guitar, gets a record deal, sells a million copies of his first album, and tours the country with the biggest names in the business. For Jonny Lang, the pride of Fargo, North Dakota, it all came true with the release of Lie to Me in January 1997, which hit the streets one day before Lang's 16th birthday. On Lie to Me, Lang combines youthful good looks, genuine guitar talent (the Albert Collins influence is apparent), and a sincere love of music to create a record that is wise beyond his years. Although Lang has yet to blossom fully as a vocalist, he's still smart enough to utilize his other strengths. Relying on restrained production and a good ear, he blends blues, R&B, funk, and rock into an appealing, radio-friendly sound that shatters demographic barriers -- and turned the title track into a hit. Not bad, for a beginner.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like peers Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Chris Duarte, Jonny Lang is a technically gifted blues guitarist, capable of spitting out accomplished licks and riffs at an astonishingly rapid rate, which he indeed boasts on Lie to Me.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/28/1997
Label:
A&M
UPC:
0731454064026
catalogNumber:
540640
Rank:
10401

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jonny Lang   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Ricky Peterson   Hammond Organ
Tony Black   Synthesizer
Bekka Bramlett   Background Vocals
David Z.   Background Vocals
Pat Hayes   Harmonica
Jack Holder   Rhythm Guitar
Bruce McCabe   Piano,Background Vocals,Clavinet
Dennis Morgan   Acoustic Guitar
Billy Franze   Rhythm Guitar
Rob Stupka   Drums
Ted Larsen   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Art Edmaiston   Horn
Marcia Langseth   Background Vocals
Heidi Jo   Background Vocals
Dedrick Davis   Horn
David Smith   Bass Guitar
Steve Potts   Drums

Technical Credits

David Z.   Producer,Engineer
Sonny Boy Williamson   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Tom Tucker   Engineer
Dave Collins   Mastering
Karen Walker   Art Direction
Gwendolyn Collins   Composer

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Lie to Me 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my wakeup call for this great artist. He is something fresh for all teenagers and old folks like me. He feels the music and makes you feel it!! This is a must listen album. Keep us feeling and keep us listening.If you like SRV you will like J. Lang. Just think he is just getting started, I can't wait to hear the rest of his work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've just heard Jonny Lang for the first time in Blues Brothers 2000. I rushed out to buy some of his music. Wow! This young blues artist has captured my heart and ear. He has an awesome style and sings with such feeling. His voice and style remind me of so many great artists: Joe Cocker, James Brown, Janis Joplin, and Michael Bolton for starters, with a lot of his own lifes experiences added in. I'm holding my breath, waiting for an appearance in our area (Sacramento). I highly recommend this young man's music to anyone who enjoys rock and blues. He's at the top of my list of favorites! My 19-year-old son and I listen together. He thinks Jonny is hot too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
great work johnny,im thirty eight years old and i have a son your age,but he doesnt know music like you know it.i love it.i listen faithfully everyday to wander this world,ive turned so many people on to your music and they like it as much as me,not!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album touches on real life. Reminds me of Bruce Springsteen and old Bob segar songs. These songs bring back memories. His voice is wonderful as well as his guitar playing!! I am now a die hard Jony Lang fan!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a public radio volunteer DJ it's great to have a true upbeat music influance on his generation.He gets a lot of air time in Kotzebue Alaska (at least w/this album-we'll see about the rest). ''MOJO''
Guest More than 1 year ago
if you don't own this cd, run to your nearest record store asap! i had purchased wander this world after just hearing one track. i loved it, so when i came across lie to me, thought i would give it a listen. with out a doubt, my favorite so far! keep up the great work. looking forward to more. got my husband and 17 year old son hooked too. felt like i had been cheated not hearing his music up until a year ago!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Smokin..cd player is literally on fire..young brother, you are destined to be the man at the rate you are going..greatest blues sound coming from anyone lately..keep up the jams, the world needs more players.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow is all I can say. This CD is excellent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jonny has found the truth!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago