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.