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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Set List - Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Every so often I notice a trend in genre posts.  This trend is an upward reflection in views.  The current interest on Set List is Blues.  Kenny Wayne Shepherd was a feature in May 2014.  One year later, he is a feature once more.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd was born on June 12, 1977 under the name Kenny Wayne Brobst in Shreveport, Louisiana.  His father's name is Ken Shepherd.

In June 1984, he met Stevie Ray Vaughan - Kenny's ultimate inspiration to play the guitar on a serious level.

At age 13, Kenny Wayne Shepherd - a self-taught guitarist - played with blues musician Bryan Lee.

A video performance at the Red River Revel Arts Festival in Shreveport landed a deal with Giant Records.

In 1996, Kenny Wayne Shepherd collaborated with vocalist Noah Hunt for the "signature song" "Blue on Black."

As of 1995, Kenny Wayne Shepherd's career has launched in a profound way.

Trouble Is... holds the record for longest-running album on the Billboard Blues Charts.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd's top studio albums include:

Ledbetter Heights - released on September 19, 1995 & U.S. Platinum certified

Trouble Is... - released on October 7, 1997 & U.S. Platinum certified

Live On - released on October 12, 1999 & U.S. Platinum certified

10 Days Out:  Blues from the Backroads is a documentary about Kenny Wayne Shepherd traveling through the U.S. to play with and interview blues musician idols, such as B.B. King.  This documentary was released on January 23, 2007, is U.S. Platinum certified, and received 2 Grammy nominations.

In 2008, Fender Musical Instruments Corp. released the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Signature Series Stratocaster.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - known for Blues rock, Blues, Rock, Roots rock, and Hard rock - has received 5 Grammy Award nominations, 2 Billboard Music Awards, 2 Blues Music Awards, and 2 Orville H. Gibson Awards.

Source:  Wikipedia

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