Sonny Landreth to play Clapton's Crossroads Festival
Louisiana songwriter and slide guitarist extraordinaire Sonny Landreth has once again been picked to play Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. The show, which occurs on June 26 (and later airs on public television), features many of the gun slingers of past, present, and future, including Jeff Beck, Robert Cray, B.B. King, James Burton, Jimmie Vaughan, Sheryl Crow, Los Lobos, ZZ Top, Steve Winwood, and gospel-steel phenomenon Robert Randolph among others.
In this Rolling Stone Magazineblog, Clapton says of Landreth: “He’s a giant to me—his thing is so perfect. When we send the invites, he’s the first guy that always comes back, the next day: ‘I’m in, what do you want me to do? I’ll open the show.’ Absolutely no bones with that guy.”
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.