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.
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 […]
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 […]
Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unrealeased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “It Had To Change” […]
Vitality is defined as the power to live or grow, and perseverance pertains to the qualities of moving forward when an obstacle stands in your way. The music of soul man Sonny Knight brims with these essential life traits because he exudes them. Along with his 7-piece powerhouse band, The Lakers, the 68 year-old retired […]
Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Full article here.
He’s a rhythm and soul kind of guy at heart. With a 7-piece band behind him, he belts out jazz like it’s the late 60s. The trumpets blow, the saxophone howls and the front man talk-sings the words, “This is off our new album, we hope you enjoy it.” Full article here.
Sonny Knight and the Lakers, of the Twin Cities, brought their high-energy hard soul to The Bourbon Theatre Thursday night, with an opening set by Omaha soul outfit High Up. View more.