Friday 9 June 2017
Kenny Wayne Shepherd is a force to be reckoned with on the blues scene. With millions of albums sold and sold-out concerts over the world, the American virtuoso on the snares has been a household name for over twenty years. Shepherd was heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan at an early age. He taught himself to play the guitar without reading a note of music. Shepherd was part of the cause of a renewed interest in blues worldwide. With the release of his debut album Ledbetter Heights Shepherd made a flying start. Radio hits Deja Voodoo and Born With A Broken Heart as well as relentless touring took the album to platinum sales status. Besides that, Shepherd received five Grammy nominations throughout his career and also two Billboard Music Awards. His latest album is called Goin’ Home. On it, he covers 15 songs by legendary blues artists. Shepherd recorded the album in his own studio with the help of a range of impressive guest musicians, among which Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.