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May
19

GOIN' HOME IN STORES

GOIN' HOME is officially in stores! Purchase GOIN' HOME through Best Buy, Amazon, or iTunes.

 

May
07

DownBeat Magazine talks about GOIN' HOME

BY DAVIS INMAN
The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Goin’ Home(Concord)
Like the old Muddy Waters song, Kenny Wayne Shepherd feels like going home. For his new album, the 36-year-old guitarist returned to Shreveport, La., to record a disc that mines his musical influences, from Waters and Albert King to Stevie Ray Vaughan. With a band of blues and country veterans—drummer Chris Layton (Double Trouble), bassist Tony Franklin (The Firm) and keyboardist Riley Osbourn (Willie Nelson)—and a who’s who list of guests (Rebirth Brass Band, Keb’ Mo’, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Warren Haynes, Robert Randolph), Goin’ Home presents Shepherd at his bluesy best. On “Breaking Up Somebody’s Home,” which King recorded in 1972, Osbourn’s slow and funky keyboards set up an impeccable groove for Shepherd and Haynes to engage in high-flying guitar solos. On “The House Is A Rockin’”—the leadoff track from Vaughan’s 1989 album, In Step—Shepherd turns in a blistering solo in homage to the late Texas guitarist. King’s signature song, “Born Under A Bad Sign” (written by William Bell and Booker T. Jones), features Keb’ Mo’ on vocals, while the Willie Dixon tune “You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover”—which Bo Diddley cut for Checker in 1962—features vocals by Shepherd family friend Brady Blade Sr., co-producer Brady Blade Jr.’s father. (The album was recorded at Blade Jr.’s studio.) This Louisiana homecoming is an all-around awesome affair. READ MORE