On 21st July KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD Band will release their new album Lay It On Down on Provogue records/Mascot Label Group. Listen to the track “Nothing But The Night” here:
It’s 2017, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd is reaching unstoppable momentum – the proof is all over his eighth solo album, Lay It On Down. As a renowned hot-rodder, it’s apt that Shepherd’s musical career has no reverse gear. Awards, acclaim and platinum album sales flash by in a blur, vanishing in the rear-view mirror. For this questing
musician, the focus is always the horizon, the next challenge, the new songs, the crowd out front stamping their feet. “We’re still breaking new ground, not just repeating ourselves,” notes the standard-bearer for modern blues.
“Every album is representative of the things that are going on with me right now. Every album is another page in the book.”
In January, when Shepherd and his band entered the Echophone Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana, the mission statement was nothing if not ambitious: the greatest songs of Shepherd’s career. No more. No less. “The point of this album,” he says, “was that I wanted to put a heavy emphasis on the songs themselves and the writing behind them. I wanted each song to really stand on its own with the songwriting, the music, the words.”