Review – Live in Cognac / Jarnac (07-01-2014), FRANCE

Jonny Lang live in Jarnac, FranceThe Jonny Lang Band did a 1 hour show on july, 1st during the Cognac Blues festival. The venue was great, located in a beautiful park on an island in Jarnac, a little town near Cognac, near to the river Charente.  Little review for a great show.

If Cognac is famous worldwide because of its liquor, Jarnac isn’t a village. The late president from France, François Mitterrand, was born and raised in Jarnac.

This night, the french audience discovered another liqueur and another international star when Jonny brang his fire on stage.

The first part was Irma, a young cameroonian singer and songwriter who lives in France and that you could have heard in Google spots. Just seek songs like “I know” (Google Chrome ad) or “Letter to the Lord”. Refreshing music. The third part was another good surprise : Imelda May. Imelda is a tremendous irish singer with a great band switching from ballads to feverish rockabilly. The crowd almost went nuts with anthems like “Johnny’s got a boom boom”, it was funny.

Biting, swishing, Wonder-ing …

Jonny was the second part. His setlist was quite special because he didn’t neither play “Lie to me” or “On that great day”, nor “Angel of Mercy” or “Rack’em up”. They begun with “Blew up the house” and without any transition rushed in “Don’t stop”. The next songs were “A quitter never wins”, “Turn around”, “Red light”, “We are the same” and “Living for the city” as an encore.

The highlights were Jonny’s solos, more biting and swishing as ever before, and the powered-up two last songs setting a Stevie Wonder’s vibe throughout the Jarnac air. The weak point was only the lenghth of the show : 1 hour. Festivals does not allow, because of different musicians who share the stage on the same evening, to take the time.

Several people in the audience told us that it was their first Jonny Lang concert. They all wanted to go and see the Jonny Lang band on next upcoming venues in France.

“Jonny Lang is earth-shaking. What a sound !” (a volunteers manager from the Festival)

“I’ve been waiting 18 years to see Jonny live. I thought this concert would be great, but actually it’s a great slap !” (Gaëlle)

The icing on the cake :

We had the opportunity to met Jonny a few minits after the show. He’s got a special message for you, fans.

Moreover, we’d like to thank two other important persons : Jonny’s Tour Manager, and the official webmaster/community manager from, the official website. Good team !


A great picture gallery from the Jarnac show, thanks to photograph Dominique Rimbaud :


And my video from the concert, captured with a GoPro Black Edition : 


Send us your reviews, pics, vids or “Lang effect” !

4 thoughts on “Review – Live in Cognac / Jarnac (07-01-2014), FRANCE

  1. Hey you’re talking about me, yes it was the big slap, absolutely amazing show, I can’t get down of my cloud and I have to pinch myself to believe that was true ! So raring of seeing him at Cahors Blues Festival in few days. Thanks you so much for you kindness

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