20 Minutes with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Interview

When it comes to modern day blues rock, Kenny Wayne Shepherd is a name that immediately comes to mind. Still in his 40s, Shepherd has been a professional musician for three decades. In 2020, Shepherd released his first live album, Straight To You Live, which was voted Blues Rock Review’s #1 Live Album of the Year.

After being off the road for over a year because of the pandemic, Shepherd is now back on tour. Blues Rock Review caught up with Shepherd while on tour to go in-depth on a variety of topics including his return to the road, what he learned from the pandemic, his thoughts on livestream concerts, whether blues and blues rock has a marketing problem, teaming up with Shemekia Copeland to address divisiveness in the blues community, the next Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band studio album, what makes a great guitar player, his proudest accomplishment, and more.

Watch the complete interview below.

To see a list of tour dates for the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, click here.

Pete Francis

Pete Francis is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blues Rock Review. Pete launched Blues Rock Review full-time in 2011 because he felt there was a major void in how the blues rock genre was covered. Pete is the host of Blues Rock Weekly and a co-host on the Blues Rock Show.

2 thoughts on “20 Minutes with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Interview

  • July 1, 2021 at 3:56 pm
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    What a down to earth interview with a great guitar player and blues artist , I have always been a fan of Kenny Wayne Shepherd , I now can respect his inter thoughts and desires in performing for a fan base that allows him to do what makes, not only him happy , in return gives back 100 percent by always performing and giving credit to the former blues artist that has guided him along his path in life that he lives every day I have the upmost respect for a Great Musician !!! one of the best interview’s shared to get to know the man that always gives 100% !!!

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  • July 2, 2021 at 1:05 am
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    Kenny! What a bloody normal bloke! Come to Australia again! My band will be your support act! (Please) 🙂

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