Soul artist Sonny Knight may have been from St. Paul, but in the first line of his 2014 album I’m Still Here, he shouts out historic Powderhorn hang Matt’s Bar. With “Juicy Lucy,” he references both a love interest and the restaurant’s signature, cheese-filled burger. Full article here.
Anyone feeling compelled to honor our dear friend, Sonny Knight, is welcome to attend the celebration of his life scheduled for next Tuesday. Details below. Sonny Knight Celebration of Life Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Visitation: 1pm Service: 2pm Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church 511 Groveland Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403 DIRECTIONS From The North From I-94 […]
(Minneapolis, MN: Secret Stash Records; June 17, 2017) – It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend, Sonny Knight, at age 69. In March 2017, it was announced that Sonny Knight and The Lakers would suspend their tour schedule for Sonny to focus all of his energy on cancer […]
Sonny Knight thought he was doing something impressive in the gym a few years ago when he first noticed a lingering pain behind his shoulder blade. But when massages didn’t work out the knot and the pain spread down his left side and into his ribs, he knew something else must be happening. It was […]
Last week Minneapolis-based soul singer, Sonny Knight, went to The Mayo Clinic to learn if the chemotherapy he started in March has been effective in treating cancer located in his lung, ribs, and spine. Thankfully, test results showed the cancer has shrunk. Because the treatment is working, Knight will continue receiving it. While this is great news […]
In January we canceled a performance scheduled to take place at The Chalberg Theatre in the northern Minnesota city of Brainerd. The cancellation was to clear Sonny’s schedule for the biopsy of a nodule on his left lung. His doctors have determined that the nodule is cancer, which is also located in part of his […]
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been forced to cancel our appearance this Friday in Brainerd, MN at the Central Lakes College Performing Arts Center. We would like to extend a heartfelt apology to all of our fans in the North Country that have been anticipating this show. Some of our most memorable […]
Who: Sonny Knight is a 68-year-old retired truck driver that sings his soul out on his sophomore record accompanied by his multi-talented 7-piece band, The Lakers. Full article here.
The death of the great Sharon Jones last year came as a blow to music fans everywhere, but she leaves behind one hell of a legacy. She’ll be remembered not only for the many great records she released, but also for the renewed interest in classic soul music that she helped generate. Jones opened the […]