Born in Shreveport, LA, on June 12, 1977, Kenny Wayne Shepherd has established himself over the past quarter-century as one of the premier blues-rock guitarists in the world. The self-taught guitarist began playing in earnest at the young age of seven, after a face-to-face meeting with Stevie Ray Vaughan. He made his first stage appearance at the age of 13 and, from there, his musical career took off like a rocket. In addition to being able to “shred” a Stratocaster, he has also become an accomplished song writer and vocalist. He and his band have had seven #1 blues albums and a string of #1 mainstream rock singles. To date, he has won a plethora of awards including two Billboard Music Awards, two Orville H. Gibson awards, two Blues Music Awards and five Grammy nominations. He’s recorded with such blues greats as B.B. King, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins, and David “Honeyboy” Edwards.