Before he could legally drive a car, guitarist Jonny Lang had scored a record deal with A&M and released two albums (one of which, 1997’s Lie to Me, cracked the Billboard charts). He’s since shared stages and recording studios with the best in the biz, including Buddy Guy, Santana, Eric Johnson and the (Belushi-less) Blues Brothers. Lang put out his seventh studio album, Signs, last year, and it’s a reliably vibrant collection that features shuffling blues stomps, gospel-inflected vocal harmonies and guitar licks combustible enough to start a fire. He may only be 37 now, but Lang has already had the career of a veteran, and he doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
— Nathan Weinbender