Music Scene is delighted to reveal that blues guitar legend Kenny Wayne Shepherd is coming to Dublin this July 2012! Fans will be overwhelmed to hear that he shall be gracing the stage of Dublin’s Button Factory venue for one night only. Kenny Wayne Shepherd will be performing live on stage at The Button Factory in Dublin on Tuesday the 3rd of July 2012. Tickets for Kenny Wayne Shepherd live at The Button Factory in Dublin are priced from €26 including booking fee and will be on sale from Friday the 11th of May 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Kenny Wayne Shepherd live at The Button Factory in Dublin this July 2012.
There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it’s played in service to an entire genre. Utter the phrase “young blues guitarist” within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Still barely in his 30s, the Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has been selling millions of albums, throwing singles into the Top 10, 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. He met Stevie Ray Vaughn at 7, shared the stage with New Orleans legend Bryan Lee at 13. As an adult, he continues to create genredefining blues-infused rock n’ roll.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd‘s How I Go not only serves as a strong reminder of the chops that caused Guitar World to place him right behind B.B. King and Eric Clapton on their list of blues guitarists, but it’s the strongest indication yet of his gifted songwriting talent. The album pairs Kenny Wayne Shepherd‘s deeply soulful and impassioned takes on classic material like Bessie Smith’s “Backwater Blues,” Albert King’s “Oh, Pretty Woman” and The Beatles “Yer Blues” alongside the strongest writing and co-writing of his career thus far.
Let’s not forget that Kenny Wayne Shepherd co-wrote “Blue on Black” very early on. The song was #1 on the Rock Charts for 17 consecutive weeks. All of the accolades heaped upon his playing are well deserved and well earned, But there is so much more to offer.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd is growing as a songwriter, musician and producer.
2011’s Live in Chicago! captured epic performances from Kenny Wayne Shepherd and an assemblage of living legends in the blues world. Kenny Wayne Shepherd‘s incredible presence and perpetually giving performances, designed to get every person in the room on their feet and to leave them smiling, are all of the evidence one needs to determine that he’ll continue to do this for decades to come – just like his heroes.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd is very cognizant of the emotional role music can play in the lives of his listeners. He’s in awe of that responsibility and works hard to bring happiness to people with his considerable gifts. With that said, he’s bound and determined to be remembered as a guy who just straight-up kicked a lot of butt.
“I get up on stage every night to play my heart out and to try to turn people on their ear, man. I want to bring light into people’s lives with my music. If I can make people feel good for an hour and a half to two hours and forget about whatever might be stressing them out, then I’m doing my job.”
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