What people say about Lonnie
You did it right - so many folks overproduce, fill in every gap of silence with filler, and end up with a CD that no longer resembles the live heart and soul performance. This preserves what you do for all ages, just like we hear it now live. And Reid Papke – jeez, how does he just know exactly what should be where on bass to make the dance floor for the rest of it to twirl on... good stuff.
The acoustic guitar resonates with me more than any instrument and no one plays it better than Lonnie. He is one of those prodigies whose talent is only overshadowed by his humility. Lonnie has performed and headlined in some of the area's eminent bands and has been a top session player for as long as there has been a music scene in the Twin Cities. I don’t know anyone who isn’t in awe of his guitar playing. His songwriting is incomparable with interplay (no pun) between melodic instrumental lines and pure lyrical poetry. He’s a master.
The late great Lonnie Knight plays an arch top. Lonnie was a great supporter of my work and test drove almost every new guitar I hung at the store [The Podium]. I did not rest easy until he gave his blessing and advice. As I recall, he noticed a little fret ding on the pictured guitar that I missed.
Lonnie Knight reminds me of a fine wine because his art gets better with time. Lonnie's metaphors sink into the soul like a poet's words in most of his melodies.