Sonny Landreth the ‘King of Slydeco’ has signed as an endorser of Fishman’s Fluence Single Width pickups for live performances and recording.
Landreth is known as the “King of Slydeco” for his exceptional slide guitar playing and Southeastern Zydeco roots. He has developed a signature left-hand technique where he plays with the slide on his little finger, allowing his other fingers to fret additional notes, chords, and chord fragments by fretting behind the slide while he plays.
Before emerging as a solo artist, he was considered by guitarists such as Eric Clapton as one of the most advanced and under-appreciated players in the world. Among the many groups and individuals he has played with are, Clifton Chenier’s Red Hot Louisiana Band, John Hiatt and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.
Commenting on his Fluence Single Width set, Landreth said, ‘In the studio and on the road, I’m really impressed with the Fluence technology. Larry Fishman and Co. have captured the essence of my ’65 Strat pickups minus the hum – with amazing accuracy and detail.’