Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band’s new record LIVE! In Chicago, which 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), is #1 on the Top Blues Albums chart for the second week in a row. Get LIVE! In Chicago HERE.
Billboard notes that LIVE! In Chicago is “his fifth straight No. 1, equaling Eric Clapton’s haul. Only Steve Ray Vaughan (nine), B.B. King (eight) and Joe Bonamassa (six) have more toppers in the chart’s 15-year history.”
Since releasing his first record in high school, famed blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd 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.
Grab LIVE! In Chicago from iTunes HERE, and keep the celebration going by watching Kenny go track-by-track through the amazing album in the video below.