Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band has announced an East Coast tour of Australia in October 2018, his first visit in more than six years. Blues fans are in for a rare treat with Ash Grunwald supporting this legendary guitarist/singer/songwriter.
The tour commences at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on October 4, travels to Brisbane on October 5 at Eatons Hill Hotel, and concludes in Melbourne at the Forum on October 6, showcasing Kenny’s array of rock and blues hits from an impressive career that spans over 20 years.
2017 was a huge year for Kenny Wayne Shepherd, his latest studio album Lay It On Down dropping in August. The album featured all new material written by Kenny and several of his musician friends. Debuting at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart, #1 on the Rock Chart, #1 on the Internet Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200 (US all-genre album chart). Recorded at his home studio in Shreveport and co-produced by Marshall Altman, Lay It On Down also spent eight weeks at the top of the Blues chart.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd is thrilled to welcome Ash Grunwald as special guest on this tour. For 12 incredible years Ash has sustained a level of success in the Australian music scene that is the true testament to the well of his talent; nominated for six ARIA awards and three APRA awards, winning two of the latter. Global tours, remarkable collaborations with musicians both old and new, a fanbase that is not defined by age along with critical acclaim as the bastion of traditional blues whilst being at the forefront of innovation.