Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Image - Brian Tierney / BackStage360

Image – Brian Tierney / BackStage360


I must admit when I first heard Kenny Wayne was opening for Van Halen I was a little perplexed.  But his set was electric and on point.  The blues were alive that night and it was a perfect segue to Van Halen who was headlining the evening.  I didn’t think the die hard fans of Van Halen would be into Kenny Wayne but his performance was rocking.

His tribute to BB King was amazing and his playing was spot on and BB would have been proud of him.

All my concerns about Kenny Wayne opening for arena rock icons like Van Halen was nothing like I thought it would be.  If you get the chance to catch Kenny Wayne on tour this summer with Van Halen take the opportunity and do it.



Image - Brian Tierney / BackStage360

Image – Brian Tierney / BackStage360

About KWSBand

Twenty 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 #1 blues albums and a string of #1 mainstream rock singles.

Upcoming Shows – 2015

Jul 24           Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
Jul 26           Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
Jul 28           First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
Jul 30           Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Bangor, Maine
Aug 1            Xfinity Center – Mansfield, Massachusetts
Aug 3           Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Aug 5           Western Fair District – London, Ontario
Aug 7           Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, Ontario
Aug 8           Turning Stone Resort & Casino Showroom – Verona, New York
Aug 9           PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, New Jersey
Aug 11          XFINITY Theatre – Hartford, Connecticut
Aug 13         Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, New York
Aug 15         Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, New York
Aug 23        Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, Pennsylvania
Aug 25        Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, New York


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