There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it’s played in service to an entire genre. Utter the phrase “young blues rock guitarist” within earshot
There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it’s played in service to an entire genre. 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.
Twenty-five years into a recording career that began when he was 16, Kenny Wayne Shepherd has built an enviable resume as an accomplished recording artist, a riveting live performer and one of the most talented and distinctive guitarists of his generation. He’s also emerged as one of the contemporary blues world’s leading lights, helping to spearhead a widespread revival of interest in the blues.
From television performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (amongst others) to features in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Maxim Magazine, Blender, Spin, USA Today and more, his musical career has been nothing short of phenomenal.
Shepherd has sold millions of albums worldwide and received five GRAMMY nominations and two Billboard Music Awards, as well as 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, and his acclaimed CD/documentary project 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads was the top-selling blues album of 2007.
Shepherd and his band have toured the world extensively blazing a fresh trail for the historical American art form in the 21st Century.
April 19, 2024
Doors 6pm. Headliner 8:00pm.
$39 / $49 / $59 / $69 / $99 + applicable fees
Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Paying Adult.
With regard and respect for the safety of our patrons no bags allowed unless they are clear and their contents are clearly visible.
(Friday) 6:00 PM(GMT-07:00)
Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030