Twenty-five years into his recording career, Kenny Wayne Shepherd continues to create genre-defining blues-infused rock n' roll. Shepherd has built an enviable resume as an accomplished recording artist, a riveting live performer and one of the most talented and distinctive guitarists of his generation. Shepherd has sold millions of albums worldwide, received five GRAMMY® nominations, two Billboard Music Awards, as well as a pair of Orville H. Gibson awards, the Blues Foundation's Keeping The Blues Alive award and two Blues Music awards. He's had seven #1 blues albums and a string of #1 mainstream rock singles.
There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it's played in service to an entire genre. The Louisiana born axeman and songsmith, Kenny Wayne Shepherd has been 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. In a recording career that began when he was just 16, Shepherd has established himself as an immensely popular recording artist, a consistently in-demand live act and an influential force in a worldwide resurgence of interest in the blues. From television performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (amongst others) to features in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Spin, USA Today and more, his musical career has been nothing short of phenomenal.
"His playing was kinetic. It grabbed you, it pulled you along, it gave you that rollercoaster feeling, like you plunged forward, spun around, and flipped upside down with the music, without ever moving" —Parklife DC
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