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Lonnie Knight Through the Years

by Lonnie Knight

Lonnie Knight is a legendary, virtuoso guitarist often compared to greats like Knopfler, Jansch and Clapton, whose unique blend of hard-won wisdom and kind-eyed empathy gives his songwriting an intimate credibility, and a redemptive grace.
Genre: Blues: Guitar Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Whenever (feat. The Rave-Ons)
2:55 album only
2. Candy Days (Live)
4:28 album only
3. Old Brown Case (Live)
2:55 album only
4. Long After Midnight
3:01 album only
5. Picker's Lullaby (Live)
3:04 album only
6. It's Raining (Live)
3:18 album only
7. Dangerous Mood (Live)
7:11 album only
8. Let Me Down Easy (Live)
6:19 album only
9. Birdland (Live)
6:56 album only
10. Feels Like Rain (Live)
5:12 album only
11. Hallelujah
4:00 album only
12. Sutans of Swing
8:03 album only
13. Go Rest High on That Mountain (Live)
3:53 album only
14. Living in the Promised Land (Live)
3:19 album only
15. Postcards from Paraguay
4:24 album only
16. Grace
2:39 album only
17. Hold On (Live)
4:10 album only
18. Common Ground
3:32 album only
19. River
4:50 album only
20. Keep Me in Your Heart
5:33 album only
21. If I Go
5:33 album only
22. Bad Luck (Live)
3:32 album only


Album Notes
About the Project

Long before Lonnie’s cancer diagnosis, I said I wanted to make an album comprised entirely of Lonnie performing his originals, including all the lyrics. Lonnie and I were planning that project when his fight with cancer was lost. Without Lonnie, of course, that dream was not to be realized.

I couldn’t let go of the desire to make more of Lonnie‘s music available for the enjoyment of others. Eventually, my original idea was modified to creating an album containing performances reflective of Lonnie’s career; with originals and covers not on his previous albums; containing a variety of genres; and representation of every decade.

Knowing of their admiration of Lonnie as well as their history of creating world class albums of their own, I asked for help from our friends, Richard Grossman and Madeleine Hart. Without hesitation, they enthusiastically agreed. I gave Richard a potential song list, created from some of the recordings I have of Lonnie‘s live performances – and the process began.

All songs on the album are special to me and/or what I understand to be special to other groups of people. Of particular significance to me is “If I Go.” The lyrics were written for me by Lonnie on 4-2-16, one day after his cancer diagnosis. He started developing the music a few days later. The song was completed in Dec. of 2017 after Richard further developed the music and recorded it.

My wish is that this album brings pleasure to all listeners, and especially to those whose lives touched Lonnie’s in such a positive way.

– Patti Patton, Producer

"Lonnie Knight reminds me of a fine wine because his art gets better with time. Lonnie's metaphors sink into the soul like a poet's words in most of his melodies."
- Mia Jennings, Music Writer, Blues On Stage

*Guitars for Vets and the American Cancer Society will split 50% of all revenue from the sale of Lonnie Knight Through the Years.



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Douglas Solomon aka Dewglass

Only Scratching the Surface
Lonnie Knight, a most amazing talent, who left us too soon, these 2 C D's do a great job of sharing a life's work of Lonnie Knight
A great beginning if you are unfamiliar with this Artist, and A wonderful gift if you are a fan
It makes me want to dig deeper into a Great talent, who for me at least has become an unsung Hero in Music History
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