Former child prodigy and current guitar Jedi Jonny Lang knows that, although his career shot skyward at the age of just 16, a truly good thing takes plenty of time. That's why his new record, Fight For My Soul, has a US release date of September 17—a long seven years since his last studio album. In the works for three years, this collection of songs came together with the help of producer Tommy Sims (co-writer of Eric Clapton's "Change the World") and features a tight, well-edited list of 11 tracks. The new album reaches past his signature gospel blues sound and touches on several different genres—Lang says, "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." Fortunately for blues fans, that includes a rare stop in Orange County this week.
Wed., July 24, 8 p.m., 2013