The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Goin' Home

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ACON 35529
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Guitar hero Shepherd revisits his roots

With appearances by Keb' Mo', Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Warren Haynes, more!

Includes album download and three bonus tracks!

"I felt like I was retracing my steps and reliving all the good times that I've had in my life because of this music.  And hopefully, that amount of happiness comes through on the album." — Kenny Wayne Shepherd

In a 20-year recording career that began when he was just 16, Kenny Wayne Shepherd has established himself as an immensely popular recording artist, a consistently in-demand live act and an influential force in a worldwide resurgence of interest in the blues.

Now, the five-time Grammy nominee delivers one of his most personal projects to date with Goin' Home, his eighth album and his first to be recorded in his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. Recorded in a mere 11 days, Goin' Home finds Shepherd revisiting a dozen of the vintage blues classics that first ignited his love of the blues and inspired him to play guitar. The artist's sharp interpretive skills and sublime guitar work shine on his renditions of tunes originally popularized by such blues icons as B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Magic Sam, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells.

Goin' Home continues in the spirit of Shepherd's widely acclaimed 2007 album/film project 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads, which was recorded and filmed in part at Acoustic Sounds' Blue Heaven Studios in Salina, Kansas.

The process of choosing material for Goin' Home allowed Shepherd to relive some of his earliest musical epiphanies. "I dug through tons and tons of songs and artists' catalogues, trying to find songs that I thought would be right for this record,"Shepherd says.

The album was recorded at Blade Studios in Shreveport, where Shepherd had come of age. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of American Blues, Shepherd and his band—singer Noah Hunt, ex-Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton, former Firm bassist Tony Franklin and keyboardist Riley Osbourn — cut 22 songs, with no studio trickery and minimal overdubbing.

"We did it the way records used to be recorded," Shepherd explains. "Everything, including the vocals, was basically cut live in the studio with everybody in the same room, with the instruments all bleeding together onto two-inch tape. I wanted to record these songs in the same spirit in which they were originally recorded, so the 11-day time frame was self-imposed. That put pressure on everybody to get it right the first time, and I had the utmost confidence in everyone's abilities and knowledge."



Side 1
Palace of the King - featuring Rebirth Brass Band
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
I Love the Life I Live - featuring Joe Walsh & Kim Wilson
House Is a Rockin’

Side 2
You Can’t Judge A Book by the Cover - featuring Pastor Brady Blade, SR.
You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now
Breaking Up Somebody’s Home - featuring Warren Haynes

Side 3
Looking Back
Boogie Man
Born Under a Bad Sign - featuring Keb’ Mo’ & Rebirth Brass Band
Cut You Loose - featuring Ringo Starr

Side 4
Three Hundred Pounds of Joy - featuring Rebirth Brass Band
Still a Fool - featuring Robert Randolph
Can You Hear Me
Trick Bag - featuring Rebirth Brass Band

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