The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band to play Sweetwater in June

Courtesy: Sweetwater Sound

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Sweetwater Sound says they are proud to present a Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, live in concert on Friday, June 14 at the Sweetwater Performance Pavilion located in Fort Wayne, Ind. along with special guest Samantha Fish.

Fronted by a guitarist who began his career as a teenage prodigy and has since matured into one of the best-respected blues artists of his day, the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band has been a shifting group of musicians who backed the titular band leader since he broke into the major labels and mainstream recognition in 1995.

About Kenny Wayne Shepherd:

Shepherd was born in Shreveport, La. His father was a disc jockey and part-time concert promoter with a sizable record collection, and young Shepherd began absorbing influences practically from birth. By the time he was four, he was learning to play a plastic guitar his grandmother got for him with trading stamps, and after seeing Stevie Ray Vaughan when he was seven years old, he graduated to a cheap Stratocaster copy, rewinding licks on cassettes to learn them note by note.

Now 20 years into his recording career Kenny Wayne Shepherd continues to create genre-defining blues-infused rock n’ roll. Shepherd has built an enviable resume as an accomplished recording artist, a riveting live performer and one of the most talented and distinctive guitarists of his generation. Shepherd has sold millions of albums worldwide, received five GRAMMY® nominations, two Billboard Music Awards, as well as a pair of Orville H. Gibson Awards, the Blues Foundation’s Keeping The Blues Alive award and two Blues Music Awards. He’s had seven No. 1 blues albums and a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles.

Tickets for the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band concert go on sale this Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Sweetwater campus located at 5501 US Highway 30 West, Neat Neat Neat Records, and all area Wooden Nickel record store locations and online via eventbrite.com & sweetwaterpavilion.com.