Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Kenny Wayne Shepherd+ Special Guest Matt Andersen
- Date: Saturday 18 Apr 2015
- Hall: CreativeColors Stage
- Doors open: 19:30
- Start: 20:30
- Presale: 25,- (incl. service charge)
- At the door: 29,-
American guitarist, singer and songwriter Kenny Wayne Shepherd is widely regarded as one of the most successful American blues rock artists since Stevie Ray Vaughan. Kenny and his band have been at the top of the international blues rock scene for the last two decades and have built a reputation as an impressive live act.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd first picked up a guitar when he was only seven years old and has never let go since. Shepherd takes his inspiration from such icons as Jimi Hendrix and Ray Vaughan, with the latter’s influence still apparent in Kenny’s music today. However, Kenny and his band, featuring singer Noah Hunt and drummer Chris Layton, who used to play in Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band Double Trouble, have also developed a very distinctive style of their own. The title of Kenny’s long-awaited new record Goin’ Home (2014) refers to Shreveport, his place of birth, where he has recorded the album in his own studio, with the help of a number of legendary musicians. On the album, which is nominated for Blues Rock Album of the Year for this year’s Blues Music Awards, he pays tribute to his blues influences, covering songs by 15 blues greats, such as Albert King, Booker T. Jones, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Freddie King, all backed by an all-star band of drummer Chris Layton (Double Trouble), bassist Tony Franklin (the Firm), and keyboardist Riley Osbourn (Willie Nelson).
Tonight’s support act is singer/songwriter and guitarist Matt Andersen. Matt’s narrative-driven writing cuts through the soul, blending blues and folk, encompassed in total honesty. He takes listeners on a ride with his diverse musical styles, skilled guitar work and over-the-top showmanship. Matt’s intimate, high-energy performances have captivated audiences across the world, from Canada, to the US, to Australia and the UK, from small clubs to festivals.http://www.stubbyfingers.ca/