Top positive review
Kenny Wayne Shepperd Pays Homage to Blues Greats
April 23, 2018
Kenny Wayne Shepperd continues to prove he is a student and lover of the Blues and not just a virtuoso player. KWS seeks out both Blues legends and lesser known or forgotten contributors to the form. He shows a real reverence and respect for these players and enjoys an easy interaction with them. He really does a nice job of giving these artists their space so they can show what they can do. The album and DVD function as a Blues travelogue that culminates in a Blues jam in church. This is great music to hang out with. Not a lot of KWS pyrotechnics because that's not the point of this journey. Many of the performers have since died and we owe it to Kenny to have got down some of their final performances. Projects like this and Experience Hendrix shows how much KWS loves the Blues and other Blues players and that he feels a sense of responsibility to not only be a performer but preserver, protector and advocate for the Blues art form.