Kenny Wayne Shepherd Biography, Age, Family, Songs and Net Worth

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Biography

Kenny Wayne Shepherd is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He has released several studio albums and experienced significant commercial success as a blues artist.

Blues artist Bryan Lee welcomed 13-year-old Shepherd to play guitar in front of an audience. He in this way made demo tapes, and a video was shot at Shepherd’s first execution at the Red River Revel Arts Festival in Shreveport. It was this video execution that inspired Giant Records head, Irving Azoff, enough to sign him to a different collection record bargain.

From 1995 on, he brought seven singles into the Top 10 and holds the record for the longest-running collection on the Billboard Blues Charts with Trouble Is… In 1996, Shepherd started a long-term joint effort with vocalist Noah Hunt, who gave the vocals to his mark tune, “Blue on Black”. Shepherd has been named for five Grammy Awards and has gotten two Billboard Music Awards, two Blues Music Awards, and two Orville H. Gibson Awards.

In 2000, Shepherd played guitar on the end title subject for the vivified highlight Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.

In September 2008, Fender Musical Instruments Corp. discharged the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Signature Series Stratocaster, planned solely by Shepherd.

Again in 2007, he discharged a widely praised and double cross Grammy designated DVD–CD venture, 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads. These archives Shepherd as he ventures to every part of the nation to stick with and meet the remainder of the bona fide blues artists.

As they visit the byways, Shepherd, with individuals from the Double Trouble Band, play with a large group of blues greats including Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown and Bryan Lee, Buddy Flett (with whom he sticks at Lead Belly’s grave), B. B. Ruler, blues harp ace Jerry “Boogie” McCain, Cootie Stark, Neal Pattman, John Dee Holeman, Etta Baker, Henry Townsend with Honeyboy Edwards, and a show session with the enduring individuals from Muddy Waters’ and Howlin’ Wolf’s groups, including illuminating presences, for example, Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Huge Eyes” Smith, and Pinetop Perkins.

In 2010 Kenny Wayne Brobst was named for a Grammy for Live In Chicago which included exhibitions with Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Enormous Eyes” Smith, Buddy Flett and Bryan Lee. In 2011, Shepherd discharged his seventh CD entitled How I Go on Roadrunner Records. In 2014 he discharged “Goin Home” on Mascot Label Group in Europe and on Concord Records in the US and the remainder of the world. In 2015 Shepherd discharged “Something From the Road Vol. 1,” a live extraordinary discharge for Record Store Day in the U.S.

In January 2017 the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band went into the studio with maker Marshall Altman to record another collection of all recently composed melodies titled Lay It On Down and discharged the collection on August 4 (July 21 in Europe on Mascot Label Group). Lay It On Down is the eighth record by the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band to make a big appearance at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Chart.

Shepherd will make his Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival debut on 16 July 2019.

In 2019, on May 31, Shepherd discharged The Traveler on Concord Records and Mascot Label Group in Europe. The collection, similar to the past discharge Lays It On Down, was co-delivered by Marshall Altman.

The Rides

In 2013, Shepherd, alongside Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills, and Nash) and Barry Goldberg (Electric Flag), shaped The Rides. The three composed, recorded and discharged a CD entitled “Can’t Get Enough” on August 27, 2013. Stills alludes to the band as “the blues band I had always wanted”.

The band visited the US in 2013 supporting their first record, coming full circle with an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The three rejoined in 2015, composing and recording a subsequent discharge, “Penetrated Arrow” that was discharged on 429 Records and Mascot Label Group in Europe in 2016.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Age

Born Kenny Wayne Brobst in Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S. on June 12, 1977.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Family

Shepherd was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended and graduated from Caddo Magnet High School in Shreveport. He is “completely self-taught”, and does not read music. Growing up, Shepherd’s father (Ken Shepherd) was a local radio personality and sometimes concert promoter, and had a vast collection of music.

He began playing guitar in earnest at age seven, based on what he stated in a 2011 interview, about six months after meeting and being “pretty mesmerized” by Stevie Ray Vaughan, in 1984, at one of his father’s promoted concerts.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Wife

Shepherd is a married man. On September 16, 2006, he tied the knot with Hannah Gibson, the oldest daughter of actor Mel Gibson. The couple has five children: three daughters and two sons.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Height

His body measurement is not known but he comes with an average body build with long brown hair which is believed to be dyed. His eyes are light brown in color.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Songs

1995:  Ledbetter Heights
Released: September 19, 1995
Label: Giant

1997: Trouble Is…
Released: October 7, 1997
Label: Revolution

1999: Live On
Released: October 12, 1999
Label: Giant

2004: The Place You’re In
Released: October 5, 2004
Label: Reprise

2007: 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads
Released: January 23, 2007
Label: Reprise

Shepherd has also written;

2011: How I Go
Released: August 2, 2011
Label: Roadrunner
2014: Goin’ Home
Released: May 19, 2014
Labels: Concord and Provogue/Mascot Label Group

2017: Lay It On Down
Released: August 4, 2017
Labels: Concord and Provogue/Mascot Label Group

2019: The Traveler
Released: May 31, 2019
Labels: Concord and Provogue/Mascot Label Group

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Net Worth

Wayne Shepherd is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His primary source of income is from his musical career, hence his estimated net worth‎ is ‎$10 million.

Note: This biography is based on the available information as of 2023, and real-time updates or developments are being updated by our editorial team.