Kenny Wayne Shepherd
How I Go
Review by Mark Johnson
Kenny Wayne Shepherd needs no introduction. Even though he’s still barely in his 30s, he’s been playing blues and rock guitar since age 13. I found out about him back when I was listening to a lot of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Shepherd met Vaughan when he was seven and it must have left a big impression. Shepherd is one of the few blues guitarists who, with his Louisiana roots, sounds and plays like the rock/blues legend Vaughan.
How I Go is Shepherd’s latest album and it is full of surprises. He does some great covers, but also mixes in his own compositions which provide his own modern interpretations of the blues.
It was great to read that Kenny Wayne Shepherd was still recording and great to hear his new original music again. Shepherd’s cover of “Yer Blues,” “Backwater Blues,” “Oh, Pretty Woman” and other classics are worth the price of admission alone. But Shepherd gives you 17 tracks full of fun on the expanded CD. If you don’t know Shepherd, this will give you the perfect introduction. If you know his music this is an excellent addition to the catalog of songs he has already compiled.