The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band has been nominated five times for a Grammy Award, has received two Billboard Music Awards, two Blues Music Awards and two Orville H. Gibson Awards. The band has had 3 platinum (1 million sold) selling CDs and 1 gold (500,000 sold) selling CD. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is a headline act on the modern blues scene, has made appearances on late night TV and been an opening act for major acts like Van Halen, the Rollings, Bob Dylan, Aerosmith and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Since he burst from the blues clubs of Louisiana onto the global music scene with 1995’s breakthrough first album, Ledbetter Heights, followed by his career defining second album, Trouble Is…in 1997, Kenny Wayne Shepherd has twisted those classic cuts into bold new shapes each night on the stage.

Shepherd’s precocious guitar work was in a different class to the fading grunge scene, one moment white-hot on originals like Slow Ride or the title instrumental, the next rivalling Jimi Hendrix himself on a wiry cover of I Don’t Live Today. Underpinning the technical dazzle and old-soul touch were the mature songwriting smarts that meant Shepherd was already shaking off the tedious ‘teenage sensation’ tag. Blue On Black –the rootsy fan favorite that hit #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart, set a new record for its 104-week tenure and still blares from stateside radios today –might have been the flagship hit, but there was poignancy and poetry here in spades. 

Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise appearances:
~LRBC #41 Oct. 26~Nov. 2, 2024 Southeastern Caribbean
~LRBC #40 Jan. 28~Feb. 4, 2024 Western Caribbean
~LRBC #34 Jan. 19~26, 2020 Western Caribbean
~LRBC #32 Feb. 3~10, 2019 Eastern Caribbean
~LRBC #30 Feb. 4~11, 2018 Eastern Caribbean
~LRBC #26 Jan. 17~24, 2016 Eastern Caribbean
~LRBC #22 Jan. 19~26, 2014 Eastern Caribbean
~LRBC #18 Jan. 22~29, 2012 Caribbean
~LRBC #16 Jan. 22~29, 2011 Caribbean
~LRBC #13 Oct. 17~24, 2009 Pacific