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Jonny Lang: ‘Stumble on It’

Most people spend a good chunk of their early years trying to figure out exactly what they want to do for a living, but that wasn’t the case for blues guitarist Jonny Lang, who at the age of 13 launched his career and never looked back. In advance of his tour stop at The Birchmere Sunday, I met up with the now-36- year-old Mr. Lang at a rehearsal studio to discuss his favorite guitars, new tour and why playing barefoot is a bad idea.

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- Associated Press

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Associated Press

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- Associated Press

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- Associated Press

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- Associated Press

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- Associated Press

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- Associated Press

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Allison Moorer, left, and Shelby Lynne, right, pose for a portrait on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

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- Associated Press

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