On Wednesday, November 10th, Kenny Wayne Shepherd will be joining The Roots for a special Hendrix-themed sit-in on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy FallonKenny will be playing the same white Fender Stratocaster guitar that Jimi Hendrix played on the morning of August 18, 1969 at the Woodstock Festival.  It’s the same instrument on which Hendrix played “The Star Spangled Banner,” the recording of which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009.


Kenny’s performance with The Roots comes only a few hours before his appearance on stage at New York’s Beacon Theatre with the all-star line-up of top players for a scheduled Experience Hendrix Tour stop at the famed venue. Tune in on 11/10 to catch Kenny, The Roots and Jimmy Fallon! 

Kenny Wayne Shepherd was hugely inspired by Jimi Hendrix, and he habitually closes his performances with a rollicking cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).”  Shepherd’s current album, LIVE! In Chicagoheld the #1 spot on Billboard’s Blues Album Chart for four weeks. This is the fifth album of his that has gone to #1 on the chart.  Those five albums have spent a total of 93 weeks at #1, tying with none other than B.B. King for the most weeks spent atop the chart.

Experience Hendrix Tour dates:

11/4 @ Foxwoods Resort Casino – MGM Grand, Mashantucket CT

11/6 @ The Palace, Albany NY

11/7 @ Orpheum Theatre, Boston MA

11/9 @ Hershey Theatre, Hershey PA

11/10 @ Beacon Theatre, New York NY

11/11 @ Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore MD

11/12 @ Landmark Theatre, Richmond VA

11/13 @ Caesars Casino, Atlantic City NJ

11/16 @ Palace Theatre, Columbus OH

11/17 @ Taft Theatre, Cincinnati OH

11/18 @ Fox Theater, Detroit MI

11/19 @ Star Plaza Theatre, Merrillville IN

11/20 @ Murat Theatre at The Murat Centre, Indianapolis IN