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Country 01/06/2019

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band's The Traveler Out Today!

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band's is out today on Concord Records. A hard-charging collection of some of the most distinctive music of Kenny Wayne's storied career, it includes several new originals plus fresh takes on Buffalo Springfield's "Mr. Soul" and Joe Walsh's "Turn To Stone," and was recorded in Los Angeles during a short break in their relentless touring schedule. The album is currently #1 on iTunes' Blues chart and in the Top 10 overall, and is being met with raves. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will also be touring from June-August, including several co-headline shows with Buddy Guy. Full itinerary is below.

Today the album's first official music video has also been released - watch "Woman Like You" here:

And go behind the scenes with this short film on the making of the album here:

Shepherd and vocalist Noah Hunt also recently performed a live session for Paste Magazine and sat down for an intimate Q&A in front of a live audience in NYC last week as part of the Backstory Events series, streamed by Guitar World.

The Traveler features Kenny, vocalist Noah Hunt, drummer Chris "Whipper" Layton, bassist Kevin McCormick, and keyboardists Jimmy McGorman and Joe Krown. It was co-produced by Shepherd and Marshall Altman.

"The Traveler continues Shepherd's trajectory of quality. The diversity in his musical approach, songwriting consistency, organic production, and passionate performances place it over and above anything else in his catalog to date."

- AllMusic, 4 out of 5 stars
"Kenny Wayne Shepherd comes out burning…10 tracks that will knock your socks off."
- Elmore, 97/100
One of Shepherd's breakout hits is also back on the Billboard charts and as of this week is #1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart. A new recording of "Blue on Black" featuring Kenny, Queen's Brian May, Brantley Gilbert and Five Finger Death Punch was recently released, with proceeds going to the Gary Sinise Foundation that supports First Responders. Read about it on Billboard.

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.

Track List:
1. Woman Like You
2. Long Time Running
3. I Want You
4. Tailwind
5. Gravity
6. We All Alright
7. Take It On Home
8. Mr. Soul
9. Better With Time
10. Turn To Stone
Tour Dates:
June 8 - Flagstaff, AZ / Flagstaff Blues & Brews
*June 11 - Huber Heights, OH / The Rose Music Center at the Heights
*June 13 - Rochester Hills, MI / Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
June 14 - Fort Wayne, IN / Performance Pavilion
June 15 - Buffalo, MI / Four Winds Casino Resort
*June 16 - Cincinnati, OH / PNC Pavilion
*June 18 - Red Bank, NJ / Hackensack Meridian Health Center @ Count Basie Center
*June 19 - Westbury, NY / NYCB Theatre at Westbury
*June 20 - Hampton NH / Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
*June 21 - Providence, RI / Bold Point Park
*June 22 - Westbrook, ME / Maine Savings at Pavilion at Rock Row
*June 23 - Vienna, VA / Filene Center
June 29 - Berlin, DE / Verti Music Hall
June 30 - Loket, CZ / Loket Castle
July 1 - Bochum, DE / RuhrCongress Bochum
July 2 - Montreux, CH / Montreux Jazz Festival
July 3 - Hamburg, DE / Stadtpark
July 5 - Bensheim, DE / Musiktheater
July 6 - Gaildorf, DE / BluesFest at Schwabisch Hall
July 7 - Chiari, IT / Chiari Blues Festival
July 9 - Munich, DE / Tollwood Festival
July 10 - Zurich / Kaufleuten
July 12 - Suwalki, PL / Suwalki Blues Festival
July 13 - Rotterdam, NE / North Sea Jazz Festival
July 16 - Edinburgh, UK / Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
July 17 - Newcastle, UK / Boiler Shop
July 18 - Sheffield, UK / The Leadmill
July 19 - Salisbury, UK / City Hall
July 20 - Maidstone, Kent, UK - Ramblin' Man Fair
July 21 - Peer, BE - Blues Peer
July 26 - Batavia, NY / Batavia Downs Gaming
July 27 - Atlantic City, NJ / Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
*August 22 - Milwaukee, WI / Riverside Theater
*August 24 - Louisville, KY / Iroquois Amphitheater
*August 27 - Wichita, KS/ Cotillion Ballroom
*August 28 - Omaha, NE / Ralston Arena
*August 29 - Mankato, MN / Vetter Stone Amphitheater
*August 30 - Cedar Rapids / IA McGrath Amphitheatre
* = Co-Headline With Buddy Guy

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