An electrifying talent! Shreveport, Louisiana’s incredible gift to the music world. The amazing SELF-TAUGHT musical prodigy, who began playing at age seven, learning Muddy Waters licks from his father's record collection. At the age of thirteen, Shepherd was invited onstage by the New Orleans renowned bluesman Bryan Lee.
Later, demo tapes were made and a two camera video was shot at Shepherd's first performance at the Red River Revel Arts Festival in Shreveport. It was this video performance that impressed Giant Records chief Irving Azoff enough to sign Shepherd to a multiple album record deal.
Shepherd took six singles into the top 10 and holds the record for the longest running album on the Billboard Blues Charts with "Trouble Is....". He has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, received two Billboard Music Awards and two Orville Gibson awards, and has sold millions of CDs.
In September 2008, Fender Musical Instruments Corp. released the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Signature Series Stratocaster, designed exclusively by Shepherd. In 1997, Guitar World ranked Shepherd #3 after B.B.King and Eric Clapton on their list of popular blues artists.
1995 Ledbetter Heights (Sales:Platinum)
1997 Trouble Is... (Sales: Platinum)
1999 Live On (Sales:Gold)
2004 The Place You're In
2007 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads
In: Arts and Entertainment
Tags: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Rock n Roll, Prodigy, Blues Music, Rock n Roll, Happy Birthday, Music, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Double Trouble
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