Jonny Lang

Thursday, October 19th 2017
Show at 8 PM | Doors at 7 PM
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Jonny Lang @ The Paramount on September 29th RESCHEDULED to October 19th

Huntington, N.Y. (Wednesday, June 14, 2017 @ 2 PM EST) –  The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, New York announces that due to an unforeseen personal conflict, our upcoming concert with Jonny Lang originally scheduled for September 29th, 2017 has been rescheduled to October 19th, 2017.  All tickets purchased for the show on September 29th, 2017 will be honored for the new date of October 19th, 2017 – no exchanges are necessary.  If ticketholders are unable to attend on the new date, refunds will be available at their point of purchase – Ticketmaster or The Paramount Box Office.  For more information, please visit www.paramountny.com or contact The Paramount at 631-673-7300.

Sixteen years ago, at the age of 16, Jonny Lang found incredible success with the release of his major label debut album Lie To Me.  Fame does not seem to have impacted him from being the same country farm boy from Fargo, ND who got his start in the local clubs of Minneapolis.  He has a keen sense of what he aims to achieve creatively, what music means to him, and is focused on the impact that his songs bring to the lives of those that encounter his repertoire.  For Lang, with the release of Fight For My Soul, he is entering a chapter wherein he has found his true voice.

When asked what he would tell his younger self if he was afforded the opportunity to share advise, he wisely answers, “I would say all of those voices steering you away from questionable decisions, listen to them.  They are right.”  He has encountered many in the public eye through his career that approaches two decades.  With those experiences, and the personality traits he has witnessed, he has a clarity of how he wants to be, and how he wants to treat others. Lang shares, “The inspiration for the songs on the record vary widely.  Some are about personal struggles, some are focused on injustices I have seen.  Some are random fictional stories that hopefully can relate to people in some way that is a blessing to them.  I’ve wanted to make this album for a long time.  Creatively, I think there is a lot more going on inside of me than I’ve been sharing on recordings.”

The album defies categorization by a single genre.  The textured arrangements, broad worldview, gorgeous vocal melodies, and expressive guitar playing are what defines Fight For My Soul.  It is unequivocally what Lang aimed to achieve over the long period he has been working on reaching a realized vision.  He offers, “Much of what I’ve experienced through music and life in general is in these songs.  I really like reaching out and connecting with people.  For me, this is what it’s all about.  It keeps it fresh with different experiences every day.”

Lang has been working on the release for three years with Producer Tommy Sims, who co-wrote Eric Clapton’s Grammy winning “Change the World.”  The duo collaborated on the project from the ground up. The first step was fine-tuning the soulful numbers Lang demo’d at home.  He relates, “Sometimes I write music that I could never imagine putting on a record, and thanks to Tommy’s ability to see the continuity in these songs, where I might not have, they are on the album”.

On the way up, he shared the stage with The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith, Sting, and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today.  As a 12-year-old, he began a journey in Fargo, ND that has brought him to points across the Globe, and as he looks on the upcoming near-term future, he shares, “With this album, I really look forward to bringing our music to people in places where I’ve never been before.  Music is one of the greatest conveyers of ideas and emotions, and in a sense that doesn’t have as much to do with the individual performing, but the power of the connection.  One of my goals is the music can be a blessing to the people listening to it in some way.  And if Fight For My Soul can help somebody by making them feel better or that they’re not alone, that’s my idea of success for this album.”

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