BackStory Events and Guitar World present Music and Conversation with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Noah Hunt

Mon, May 20, 2019

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

The Cutting Room

New York, NY


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Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Join us as we sit down with iconic blues-rock and songsmith Kenny Wayne Shepherd as we talk about this upcoming album, The Traveler, stories from the road and much more. Then, Kenny Wayne and his bandmate, Noah Hunt, will share a short, stripped down performance, making this intimate evening a unique experience for fans of all ages. Includes longform interview, audience Q&A and short performance. Kenny Wayne Shepherd will be interviewed by author and journalist Brad Tolinski. The event is part of the BackStory Events online series and will be live streamed by Guitar
World magazine.

More About Kenny Wayne Shepherd and The Traveler
On May 31, Concord Records will release The Traveler, an album of experience and profound resonance by the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Recorded in Los Angeles,
while the band was on a break from their uncompromising tour schedule that left them road-tested and ready to rock, The Traveler showcases some world-class musicians:
vocalist Noah Hunt, drummer Chris “Whipper” Layton (formerly of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble), bassist Kevin McCormick, and keyboardists Jimmy McGorman and Joe
Krown. The album features ten songs including eight new originals co-written by KWS and some of Nashville’s most in-demand songwriters, plus incendiary covers of Buffalo
Springfield’s “Mr. Soul” and Joe Walsh’s “Turn to Stone.”
Co-produced by Shepherd and Marshall Altman, The Traveler features some of the most
distinctive music of Kenny Wayne’s storied career. New originals "Woman Like You,"
"Long Time Running," "I Want You," "Gravity" and "Tailwind" (whose heartfelt lyrical metaphor provides the album's title image) offer a scintillating balance of finesse and
firepower, while the artist pays tribute to his influences with the album’s two covers. The seed for Shepherd's menacing take on "Mr. Soul" was planted when he performed
the song at a benefit show with Springfield founders Stephen Stills and Neil Young, and his epic reading of Joe Walsh's "Turn to Stone" was first performed by Shepherd at a
fundraising concert honoring Walsh.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd has sold millions of albums worldwide and, in addition to his
five Grammy nominations, has won two Billboard Music Awards, a pair of Orville H.

Gibson awards, the Blues Foundation’s Keeping The Blues Alive award and two Blues
Music awards. He’s had six #1 blues albums and a string of #1 mainstream rock singles. His last album, 2017’s Lay It On Down, debuted at #1 on three different Billboard charts: Blues, Current Rock Albums, and Internet Albums.  American
Songwriter noted “There’s sufficient nitro-burning, blues-drenched shredding to keep live audiences playing their air guitars. But Shepherd’s obvious attention to and
insistence on exceptional material with musical inventiveness continues to impress, and 22 years into his career raises him and Lay It On Down above his plentiful competition.”
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Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016