Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Wednesday February 9, 2022 08:00 PM EST
CL's Hal Horowitz recommends: This twice rescheduled two night stand looks like it’s finally locked in. Blues rocking guitar whiz Shepherd tours behind a recent live CD/DVD that proves he’s more than a hot shot fret shredder. His band, which likely still features horns, is top notch and he’s been doing this long enough to know how to deliver a tough, potent and crowd pleasing show. — HH
From the venue:For the last quarter-century, riding shotgun with Kenny Wayne Shepherd has been the greatest road-trip in rock ‘n’ roll. Gone is the young Louisiana gunslinger who erupted onto the early-’90s scene with his burn-it-down guitar solos and gut-punch songcraft. The man he’s become is even more magnetic, still pushing his Fender Strat where others fear to fret, while diving deep into human truths and personal evolution with an honesty that only comes with miles on the clock. If that quarter-century journey has taught Shepherd anything, it’s that there’s no such thing as mission accomplished. A restless creativity has driven Shepherd ever since he taught himself to play guitar at the age of 7. A musician in constant motion, Shepherd has spent his career burning up the highways and crossing continents, bringing his unique style of rock/blues to the world.