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 &