Famed blues outfit Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is releasing new CD LIVE! In Chicago on 9/28. The disc showcases Kenny and his band, Noah Hunt, Chris Layton, Scott Nelson and Riley Osbourn, along with special guests, blues legends Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Buddy Flett, Bryan Lee and Tommy Shannon (of Double Trouble). Though an illness nearly kept Kenny from performing that night, his heartfelt commitment to the music (and quite a lot of adrenaline) ensured that he took the stage, sharing with the audience one of the most spectacular performances of his career, and one that fans can now hear on LIVE! In Chicago.
Roadrunner Records is offering special pre orders that come with an autographed booklet while supplies last. LIVE! In Chicago will be out September, 28th – until then, make sure you get your copy here. It is also available from iTunes.
As a contemporary blues musician, Kenny has collaborated with older blues musicians in order to keep their legacies alive. His passion for sharing the blues with younger fans is one of the guiding principles behind LIVE! In Chicago.
Since releasing his first record in high school, Kenny has enjoyed two platinum and one gold albums, six Top 10 singles, and his album Trouble Is holds the distinction of being the longest running album on the Billboard Blues Charts, hitting the 2 year mark. Over the course of his storied career, Kenny has amassed four Grammy nominations, two Billboard Music Awards, two Orville H. Gibson Awards, the Blues Foundation’s “Keeping the Blues Alive” award and a Blues Music Award. In 2008, Fender released the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Signature Series Stratocaster. 2007’s CD/DVD 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads was nominated for two Grammy Awards, aired on PBS television nationwide and has been certified RIAA Gold as a Long Form Video.