There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it’s played in service to an entire genre. KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD‘s latest album ‘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 “Blackwater Blues,” Albert King’s “Oh, Pretty Woman” and The Beatles “Yer Blues” alongside the strongest writing and co-writing of his career thus far.
UK fans are in for a treat this summer as Kenny will be venturing back to the UK for a show at Islington Assembly Hall in London on the 4th of July. Kenny will be joined on stage by Noah and the rest of the band for what is sure to be a stonking show! Fans who came to his London show at KOKO last year can confirm his awesome live performance but if you don’t believe us, check out this footage from that aforementioned show at KOKO.
Kenny is very aware of the emotional role that music can play in the lives of his listeners. He’s in awe of that responsibility and works hard to bring happiness to people with his considerable gifts. With that said, he’s bound and determined to be remembered as a guy who just straight-up kicked a lot of butt.
“I get up on stage every night to play my heart out and to try to turn people on their ear, man. I want to bring light into people’s lives with my music. If I can make people feel good for an hour and a half to two hours and forget about whatever might be stressing them out, then I’m doing my job”.