Kenny Wayne Shepherd

The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Doors Open: 7:00PM Starts: 7:30PM

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Five-time Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum-selling blues/rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd announces a run a new UK shows. Shepherd’s band is a veritable who’s who in rock and blues. In addition to long-time vocalist Noah Hunt, the band features drummer Chris Layton, a 2014 inductee into the Musicians Hall of Fame as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, ex-Firm bassist Tony Franklin and keyboardist Riley Osbourn, whom Shepherd met while Osbourn was playing in Willie Nelson’s band.
 
On his upcoming tour in Europe, Shepherd says, "I am excited to return again to Europe. We are committed to our fans around the world and are looking forward to bringing them our brand of Blues/Rock."
 
There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it's played in service to an entire genre.
 
Utter the phrase "young blues guitarist" within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Still barely in his 30s, the Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has been selling millions of albums, throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens. He met Stevie Ray Vaughan at 7, shared the stage with New Orleans legend Bryan Lee at13. As an adult, he continues to create genre-defining blues-infused rock n' roll.
 
Kenny Wayne Shepherd's How I Go not only serves as a strong reminder of the chops that caused Guitar World to place him right behind B.B. King and Eric Clapton on their list of blues guitarists, but it's the strongest indication yet of his gifted songwriting talent. The album pairs Kenny's deeply soulful and impassioned takes on classic material like Bessie Smith's "Backwater Blues," Albert King's "Oh, Pretty Woman" and The Beatles "Yer Blues" alongside the strongest writing and co-writing of his career thus far.
 
Let's not forget too that Kenny co-wrote "Blue on Black" very early on. The song was #1 on the USA Rock Charts for 17 consecutive weeks. All of the accolades heaped upon his playing are well deserved and well earned. But there is so much more to offer.
 
Wayne Shepherd released new studio album, GOIN’ HOME on Monday 5th May 2014 through the Mascot Label Group and is available to purchase now

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