Kenny Wayne Shepherd, guitarist
birth name: Kenny Wayne Brobst

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

June 12, 1977, Shreveport, LA

In an era when rap and alternative music ruled the airwaves of America, a young guitarist from Louisiana stormed the stage with a blazing blusey style reminiscent of the masters of the Mississippi Delta and a technical virtuosity seldom witnessed before. ~ Musicianguide: Kenny Wayne Shepherd ~ retrieved June 19, 2013 © Musicianguide

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June 12, 1993 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) H-Town, Knockin Da Boots ~ #2 (2) Silk, Freak Me ~ #1 (1) Janet Jackson, That's The Way Love Goes


Ledbetter Heights was an immediate hit, selling over 500,000 by early 1996. Most blues records never achieve that level of commercial success, much less ones released by artists who are still in their teens. Although Shepherd - who has been influenced by (and has sometimes played with) guitarists Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Slash, Robert Cray, and Duane Allman - is definitely a performer who thrives in front of an audience, Ledbetter Heights is impressive for its range of styles: acoustic blues, rockin' blues, Texas blues, Louisiana blues. ~ Allmusic: Kenny Wayne Shepherd ~ retrieved June 22, 2013 © Allmusic

Kenny Wayne Shepherd ~ Voted #89 Guitar World 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time in 2012

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