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Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his group exploded on the scene in the mid-'90s and garnered huge amounts of radio airplay on commercial radio, which historically has not been a solid home for blues and blues-rock music, with the exception of Stevie Ray Vaughan in the mid-'80s. Shepherd was born June 12, 1977, in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Shreveport native began playing at age seven, figuring out Muddy Waters licks from his father's record collection (he has never taken a formal lesson). At age 13, he was invited on-stage by New Orleans bluesman Brian Lee and held his own for several hours; thus proving himself, he decided on music as a career. He formed his own band, which featured lead vocalist Corey Sterling, gaining early exposure through club dates and, later, radio conventions.

Shepherd's father/manager used his own contacts and pizzazz in the record business to help land his son a major-label record deal with Irving Azoff's Giant Records. Ledbetter Heights, his first album, was released two years later in 1995 and was an immediate hit, selling over 500,000 copies by early 1996. Most blues records never achieve that level of commercial success, much less ones released by artists who are still in their teens. Although Shepherd -- who has been influenced by (and has sometimes played with) guitarists Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Slash, Robert Cray, and Duane Allman -- is definitely a performer who thrives in front of an audience, Ledbetter Heights was impressive for its range of styles: acoustic blues, rockin' blues, Texas blues, Louisiana blues. The only style that he doesn't tackle is Chicago blues, owing to Shepherd's home base being smack dab in the middle of the Texas triangle.

Released in 1998, Trouble Is... earned a Grammy nomination and Live On followed a year later. In 2004 The Place You're In was released on Reprise Records, and was the first album to feature Shepherd doing the majority of the lead vocals (singer Noah Hunt handled the lead vocals on the previous two albums). Shepherd's next project saw him traveling in the American South with a documentary film crew and a portable recording studio as he backed up several veteran blues players on their home turf. The resulting album and film, 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads, appeared in 2007 before Live! In Chicago followed in 2010. That November, Shepherd joined Jimmy Fallon's house band on TV for an evening, and performed with the same Fender Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix had played at Woodstock.

Although Shepherd had kept busy in the intervening years, 2011's How I Go was his first studio album proper in a seven-year period. In an attempt to revive the success enjoyed with 1998's Trouble Is..., he once again recruited Noah Hunt on vocals, as well as former Talking Heads keyboard player and guitarist Jerry Harrison, who had produced the sessions for that platinum-selling album. Shepherd followed How I Go with 2014's Goin' Home, a tribute to his musical heroes that featured contributions from artists such as Ringo Starr and Keb' Mo'. ~ Steve Huey & Richard Skelly, Rovi
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Heard of him many times, but never heard any of his stuff. Not sure if this is typical of his style, but I am listening to While We Cry (live) and I hear a lot of talent.
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slcondon2003
Have always loved KWS's music, get to see him in June! So excited.
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Blue on black represents me and GO , I am a white kid and he is black kid, were men but we like to do what GOD says. He was homeless and I opened my home to him and never violating my lease by any means. He was my guest. They evicted me by deception. They l said bad things about my friend that were not true. I lost my home for a cc statement. I will do it again. Sooner or later liars get caught in there own snare. GOD is my and leader and I am a soldier of peace love. And why we have the const
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His aunt was my sunday school teacher. Love Kenny Wayne!
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Saw the KWS twice last year , once in Morristown,N J ...Rocked it...then again in Austin ,Texas on the Experience Hendrix tour. Very talented dude.
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crofty98
damn gooooooood is right
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Damn good!
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ray_hughes4
If he played with Duane Allman, who died 8 years before he was born, it was truly miraculous.
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Blue on Black great blues / rock sound awesome guitar
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lleonard112
K.W.S. . do what u do kenny....... l i g h t s out everynite !!!! ........Be COOL . be SAFE......RO C K DEM BLUES....... P . L . R . . . . . . . \ M /
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Nice band
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Great music let the hair go long was part of the soul sound
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The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will be touring with Van Halen this summer. Tickets go on sale April 4.
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boardman bull and bear 2003
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saw him in homestead last year great show
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Really great guitar playing
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Great music!
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Sounds like my Life !
Thank you
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nicko252008
this guy f**king ROCKS!
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papjr_112
Love his style and sound!
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I saw this band, Hella rocken\m/
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Still Yazzah!
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Great singing by Kenny Wayne Shepherd
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he is that man...he just totally rocks.
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Would love to blow my harp with this man!!!!

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Song is so sexy yeah
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I could listen to this all night
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I am 65 years old and could listen to this another 65 years
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jrmarque7691
LOVE
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front12
Really, really great talent in this man !!!
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Very cool
Forging huge following in the west
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YAZZAH!!!
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detmz20
why did you not mention Joe Satriani as a mentor
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so much from inside a** crackin blues
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Kenny Wayne, your a bad boy,
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nancycarolyn a n d e r s o n
I've seen him in Loveland, Co 3 times! awesome blues
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megan1490
I love this band especially this song blue on black today's music sucks
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Lord I can wear his sound on my whole body and then some.
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Sounds awesome
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sounds nothing like SRV. he holds his own
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branch426
So incredibily talented!! Also love Noahs' vocals. Early albums definitely remind me of the legendary SRV
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No doubt an incredible guitar player but for me, it's Noahs' voice that brings the soul to the mix. So underrated and ignored as an equal power behind the duo. Imagine KWS songs with a PeeWee Herman voice. NO SALE. Good job Noah. Just givin' credit where credit is due.
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wooh
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He's awesome.
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sounds a lot like stevie ray
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I also just saw KWS at HOB in Myrtle Beach(1st time)...AWES O M E ! ! Ended with a his killer version of Voodoo Chile ...(Can't believe some people left before the show was over!?)
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Just Saw Kenny and the band last night in Myrtle beach (for the 2 nd time ) Loved it just wish they would have had a meet and greet for everyone! they did the last time they were in town It was Awesome ! LOVE LOVE THESE GUYS!
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I took my son to the Experience Hendrix Tour in 2009 and KWS's rendition of Voodoo Chile was the clear highlight of the awesome show.

The guy can play.
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tim.swanie
Saw KWS in little known Sioux City, IA at Hard Rock Casino. I never knew much about him until The Rides cuz I'm a big Stills fan. What an awesome concert! Got to see this band. Unbelievable music for 90 minutes straight. So down to earth, simple rock, blues and great music.
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Go see the KWSB any chance u get...they'l l knock yer socks off
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