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Nov
12

Plant Rock's 48-hour KWS Ticket Pre-Sale

Planet Rock's 48-hour Kenny Wayne Shepherd ticket pre-sale for our 2015 dates has begun! Get your tickets early here & Share!

CLICK HERE: http://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/kenny-wayne-shepherd-announces-2015-uk-dates/

Nov
07

Shepherd gets a little help from his friends

NINETEEN years ago, in the liner notes of his bestselling debut album, Ledbetter Heights, teenage guitar prodigy Kenny Wayne Shepherd publicly thanked the blues greats who had inspired him:

Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Albert King. Muddy Waters, Huddie 'Lead Belly' Ledbetter and more.

Now, all these years later, Louisiana-born Shepherd, still only 37, has released Goin' Home, an album of songs associated with many of his blues heroes. It was recorded two years ago, and is the first album he has ever made in his home city of Shreveport.

Nov
01

Maximum Volume Music Reviews Leamington Spa Show

The next crossover star in Blues ends his tour in Leamington

This is the last night of the tour for Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his band. Leamington’s Assembly is packed and there is a real end of term feel about support Laurence Jones. That’s not to say the local lad isn’t on top form, because he is, more that there’s a freedom about the band. “Foolin’ Me” and “Fall From The Sky” have a real carefree feel, indeed, Jones is confident enough to instigate a singalong in the latter – he’s clearly enjoyed the shows, and my how it came through. 

When, about twenty minutes later, the Kenny Wayne Shepherd band stroll out all dressed in black, they do so with the Stonesey groove of “Never Lookin’ Back” a real stomping opener, with the eponymous star of the show taking on the roll of sideman to singer Noah Hunt, indeed when Hunt is acting as frontman the KWS Band have a Free type quality, and any man that sounds like Paul Rogers is doing something right. 

Oct
31

Scotland’s Herald newspaper Interviews KWS

NINETEEN years ago, in the liner notes of his bestselling debut album, Ledbetter Heights, teenage guitar prodigy Kenny Wayne Shepherd publicly thanked the blues greats who had inspired him:

Kenny Wayne Shepherd is playing in Edinburgh toStevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Albert King. Muddy Waters, Huddie 'Lead Belly' Ledbetter and more.

Now, all these years later, Louisiana-born Shepherd, still only 37, has released Goin' Home, an album of songs associated with many of his blues heroes. It was recorded two years ago, and is the first album he has ever made in his home city of Shreveport.

"I just thought it was an opportunity for me to do another very cool, traditional blues album, to go back and revisit some of the songs I listened to as a kid and inspired me to play," says Shepherd, who plays Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, tonight, and who is currently part of an all-star Experience Hendrix tour in America. "I wanted to pay tribute to some of my biggest heroes and show my appreciation for them and their music."