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 rock 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. The Louisiana-born axeman and songsmith has sold millions of albums while 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.
In a 20-year recording career that began when he was just 16, Shepherd has established himself as an immensely popular recording artist, a consistently in-demand live act and an influential force in a worldwide resurgence of interest in the blues.
Opening the night will be Canadian blues icon Colin James. The award-winning guitarist is one of his country’s most-renowned and prolific musicians, with 19 releases and endless touring throughout North America.
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St, Friday, June 5, 8:00 pm. $45.00 general admission tickets at revolutionhall.com. 21 & over.