Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
space. The same can be said of the acoustic Cut You Loose with its cool wah-wah solo; and the menacing Boogie Man is outstanding. Including the three ‘bonus tracks’ there’s a total of 15 magical performances here. Better still, the band will be at the O2 Academy in Islington at the end of April, so that’s got to be worth a visit!
Kenny is looking back at some of the tracks that inspired him to become the player he is today, which is surely one of the best blues guitarists ever. While the songs fit like a pair of old jeans, Kenny has gone back to their DNA and altered things enough to make them his own. There’s still that raw quality that we love and, even with guest stars like Joe Walsh, Keb’ Mo’ and Ringo Starr, the music is all about feel rather than polish. It’s a sensational band so lots of stunning tracks here: I Live The Life I Love is a truly amazing performance by all concerned; the BB King style cleaner guitar sounds on You Done Lost Your Good Thing adds some breathing