The artist speaks to NRR about his latest album, the current tour, and more.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd recently released his latest album Goin’ Home, a superb collection of blues hailing from some of the greats who have influenced him over the years. The album also features his latest single “Palace of the King,” as well as a veritable who’s who of the music world in guest appearances with the likes of Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Warren Haynes, Keb’ Mo’, Robert Randolph to name but a few all playing their part on the album.

Kenny is currently playing across the US as part of the Experience Hendrix Tour, an all star tribute to the great man himself, where he gets to play with the likes of Buddy Guy, Billy Cox (Band of Gypsys), Zakk Wylde, Jonny Lang, Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Johnson, Eric Gales, Ana Popovic, and Rich Robinson each evening.

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, which features Noah Hunt on vocals, Chris Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble) on drums, Tony Franklin (ex-Firm) on bass, and Riley Osbourn on keyboards, are about to undertake an extensive UK Tour. National Rock Review will be at the Sage Gateshead on the 26th October to bring you all the action first hand.

National Rock Review writer/photographer Adam Kennedy recently spoke with the five-time Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum-selling blues/rock guitarist about the upcoming UK tour, his latest album, as well as some of his influences.

Photo credit: Jim Templeton

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd UK Tour
Sat 25th October – Sheffield Plug
Sun 26th October – Gateshead Sage
Mon 27th October – Crawley Hawth
Thu 30th October – Manchester Academy 2
Fri 31st October – Edinburgh Queens Hall
Sat 1st Nov – Leamington Spa Assembly

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About The Author

Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.

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