Kenny Wayne Shepherd

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Born in Louisiana in 1977, blues rock artist Kenny Wayne Shepherd is a self-taught singer, songwriter, and guitarist who started playing guitar at the age of seven. The decision to pursue a musical career came at the tender age of thirteen after being pulled... ... read more

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd "Blue on Black" Live At Guitar Center's King of the Blues
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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Bio

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Born in Louisiana in 1977, blues rock artist Kenny Wayne Shepherd is a self-taught singer, songwriter, and guitarist who started playing guitar at the age of seven. The decision to pursue a musical career came at the tender age of thirteen after being pulled onstage by southern blues artist Bryan Lee. Shepherd cites B.B. King and Eric Clapton as his main inspirations, and every one of Kenny Wayne Shepherd's albums has reached #1 on the U.S. blues charts.

When he was seventeen, Shepherd released his debut album, Ledbetter Heights (1995), which features the hits "Déjà Voodoo" and "Born with a Broken Heart," achieved huge commercial success and reached #1 on the U.S. blues charts. 

Shepherd's sophomore album, Trouble Is… (1997), is more heavily based in rock and holds the record for longest-running album on the Billboard blues charts. It includes the hit single "Blue on Black," which was #1 on the rock charts for seventeen consecutive weeks, as well as "Slow Ride" and "Somehow, Somewhere, Someway." 

Following the glory of Trouble Is…, Shepherd released Live On in 1999, which included the hits "In 2 Deep" and "Was." His subsequent albums, The Place You're In (2004), 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads (2007), and How I Go (2011) all achieved commercial success. 

Kenny Wayne Shepherd has steered blues-rock in a fresh, young direction. He proudly claims, "I started writing and recording music when I was a teenager and that energy has remained consistent throughout my career."

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