Kenny Wayne Shepherd Releases New Single “Tailwind” From Forthcoming Album ‘Traveler’


Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band has shared another new song from ‘The Traveler’ (May 31/Concord Records), today unveiling “Tailwind.” 

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“Tailwind” is an epic ode to exploring the open road, swimming in acoustic guitar, organ, horns, and a scorching slide guitar solo from Kenny, one of the most beloved guitar players of the past two decades. The new album was cut during a break from the road in Los Angeles, in the middle of an uncompromising tour schedule that captured Kenny and his band in a locked groove and ready to rock. 

‘The Traveler’ features Kenny, vocalist Noah Hunt, drummer Chris “Whipper” Layton (formerly of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble), bassist Kevin McCormick, and keyboardists Jimmy McGorman and Joe Krown. Co-produced by Shepherd and Marshall Altman, The Traveler features some of the most distinctive music of Kenny Wayne’s storied career and includes several new originals plus fresh takes on Buffalo Springfield’s “Mr. Soul” and Joe Walsh’s “Turn To Stone.”

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is in the midst of a spring tour with the Beth Hart Band, followed by a run of dates with Buddy Guy in June. See below for a complete itinerary.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd has sold millions of albums worldwide and, in addition to his five Grammy nominations, has won two Billboard Music Awards, 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. His last album, 2017’s Lay It On Down, debuted at #1 on three different Billboard charts: Blues, Current Rock Albums, and Internet Albums.

Track list:
1. Woman Like You
2. Long Time Running
3. I Want You
4. Tailwind
5. Gravity
6. We All Alright
7. Take It On Home
8. Mr. Soul
9. Better With Time
10. Turn To Stone

Tour dates:
April 12 – San Diego, CA / Humphrey’s Concerts by the bay
April 13 – Henderson, NV / Henderson Pavilion
April 14 – Bakersfield, CA / The Bakersfield Fox Theater
April 16 – Anaheim, CA / City National Grove
April 18 – Albuquerque, NM / Kiva Auditorium
April 20 – Denver, CO / Paramount Theatre
June 8 – Flagstaff, AZ / Flagstaff Blues & Brews
*June 11 – Huber Heights, OH / The Rose Music Center at The Heights
*June 13 – Rochester Hills, MI / Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
June 14 – Fort Wayne, IN / Performance Pavilion
June 15 – Buffalo, MI / Four Winds Casino Resort
June 16 – Cincinnati, OH / PNC Pavilion
June 18 – Red Bank, NJ / Hackensack Meridian Health Center @ Count Basie Center
*June 19 – Westbury, NY / NYCB Theatre at Westbury
*June 20 – Hampton NH / Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
*June 21 – Providence, RI / Bold Point Park
*June 22 – Westbrook, ME / Maine Savings at Pavilion at Rock Row
*June 23 – Vienna, VA / Filene Center
July 26 – Batavia, NY / Batavia Downs Gaming
July 27 – Atlantic City, NJ / Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

* = With Buddy Guy