Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd hits Tahoe’s MontBleu
If you go
What: Kenny Wayne Shepherd
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30
Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
Tickets: $45 plus fees
Kenny Wayne Shepherd has carved out a more than two-decade career in music, and he’s only 38.
The renowned blues artist released his eighth studio album “Goin’ Home” in 2014 and has been nominated for a Grammy Award five times. He’ll bring is live act to MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa this Saturday.
“Utter the phrase ‘young blues rock guitarist’ within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd,” according to Shepherd’s press materials. “The Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has sold millions of albums while throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens…
“At 16 years old, he signed his first record deal and burst onto the national scene with the release of his 1995 debut album Ledbetter Heights, which produced the radio hits ‘Deja Voodoo,’ ‘Born with a Broken Heart’ and ‘Shame, Shame, Shame.’ His relentless touring and success on rock radio helped to drive the album to Platinum sales status. His 1998 sophomore effort Trouble Is… also went Platinum, yielding such radio hits as ‘Blue on Black,’ ‘True Lies’ and ‘Somehow, Somewhere, Someway.’ 1999’s Live On spawned the radio hits ‘In 2 Deep,’ ‘Shotgun Blues’ and ‘Last Goodbye.’”
MountBleu is located at 55 U.S. Highway 50 in Stateline.
More information on Saturday’s show is available at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
— Lake Tahoe Action
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