Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Kenny Wayne Shepherd (born June 12, 1977) is an American blues and rock singer-songwriter and guitar player, coming from Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
Growing up on a musical diet plan of his daddy’s blues, soul, and rock record collection, Shepherd started playing guitar at age 7 after fulfilling Stevie Ray Vaughan. He discovered his craft through stopping and beginning old cassette tapes, and mentoring himself one note at a time, later playing together with his daddy’s records. At the age of 13, Shepherd was welcomed to use phase with bluesman Brian Lee for a duration of numerous hours, after which he was figured out to pursue a profession in music.
Utilizing his dad’s knowledge and market contacts, Shepherd signed with major-label Giant Records, who launched his launching album “Ledbetter Heights” in 1995. The album was quickly popular, offered over half a million copies by early 1996, and exposed the singer-songwriter to a wave of brand-new audiences. Integrating the southern blues of Texas and Louisiana, in addition to acoustic and rockin’ blues, “Ledbetter Heights” made industrial success that’s understood to be especially unusual within the blues category.
In 1998, Shepherd’s sophomore album “Trouble Is …” got here, making the songwriter a Grammy election, and was followed by “Live On” in 1999. Both albums have actually considered that been platinum licensed and topped the United States Blues Chart. The album “The Place You’re In” was launched in 2004 through Reprise Records, and was been successful by the album and movie “10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads”, which records a number of veteran blues gamers in the American south.
Shepherd’s very first live album “Live! in Chicago” (2010) was the guitar player’s 4th album to strike the leading spot on the United States Blues Chart as well as made inroads into the United States Rock Chart. The very same year Shepherd appeared with Jimmy Fallon’s home band for a whole program, playing the very same Stratocaster Jimi Hendrix had actually dipped into Woodstock.
Going back to the studio the songwriter and guitar player launched his very first correct album in 7 years, 2011’s “How I Go”. In an effort to record a few of the magic of his earlier albums, Shepherd re-enlisted the aid of singer Noah Hunt and Talking Head’s keyboardist Jerry Harrison. “Goin’ Home” was launched in 2014 and showed to be the artist’s greatest charting album, reaching No. 25 on the Billboard 200 and once again topping the United States Blues Chart.
Twenty years into his recording career Kenny Wayne Shepherd continues to create genre-defining blues-infused rock n’ roll. Shepherd has built an enviable resume as an accomplished recording artist, a riveting live performer and one of the most talented and distinctive guitarists of his generation.
This video shows that he started quite early and at a young age he perfectly mastered playing the blues guitar.
Passionate and energetic solos are his specialty.
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