KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND will release their new album ‘Straight To You: Live’ on November 27th, via Provogue Records.
Watch the video for Diamonds & Gold here:
Kenny Wayne Shepherd:
“Diamonds & Gold is one of my favorite songs from our 2017 release “Lay It On Down”. To me it has all the right elements. A thick groove, hooky guitar riffs and chorus, the horns… everything comes together to create a song that makes you feel good with a bit of humor in the lyrics.”
The calls have been coming for a long time explains Shepherd. “People have been asking us to do a live DVD forever, for decades,” he explains. “We’ve been working so much focussing on studio recordings. But I’ve been hearing the call from the fans for many years now,” and, as live music has come to a standstill, the band wanted to give the fans a taste once again of that experience and this blistering set shows them in full force.
Their only other live output, the ’Live! In Chicago’ album was released a decade ago and got itself a Grammy nomination along the way, but this time around for 2020, you get to watch the band in its full glory as well as listen. In the last 10 years the multi-platinum selling Shepherd has gone from strength to strength, winning countless awards, releasing four studio albums and touring the world over several times – from Brazil to Europe, India to Canada and US to Australia and beyond.
The seven-piece band took the stage and immediately launched into their most-recent hit-single ‘Woman Like You,’ with the honey-soaked powerhouse voice of Noah Hunt blasting “I ain’t looking for a one time girl” backed by the fiery fretwork of Shepherd. It’s the first of four songs taken from the latest studio album, “‘Woman Like You’ is the perfect opening song for the show,“ Shepherd says. “You come out swinging, it sets the mood for the entire show. It’s like, we’re there to rock, and we mean business.”
“The whole intention of this set-list is that we come out with a lot of energy, get the crowd pumped up. We want to get them energised right off the bat.” It slips into the soul-drenched blues of ‘Long Time Running,’ with Chris Layton’s drums firing through the building horn section as Hunt and Shepherd lock-in on duel vocals, whilst blue and yellow lights spray the stage, catapulting you right to the front row of the audience.
Woman Like You (Live)
Mr. Soul (Live)
Long Time Running (Live)
I Want You (Live)
Diamonds & Gold (Live)
Talk To Me Baby (Live)
Heat Of The Sun (Live)
Down For Love (Live)
Shame, Shame, Shame (Live)
Turn To Stone (Live)
Blue On Black (Live)
I’m A King Bee (Live)
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Live)