Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Kenny Wayne Shepherd will celebrate the release of his CD “Goin’ Home” with a performance at the Paradise Theater inside Margaritaville Resort and Casino.
Shreveport’s native son Kenny Wayne Shepherd will celebrate the release of his CD “Goin’ Home” with a performance at 8 p.m. May 23 at the Paradise Theater inside Margaritaville Resort and Casino.
“Goin’ Home” is The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band’s debut on Concord Records and is set to release May 20.
“This is a homecoming in more ways than one,” Shepherd said. "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."
Although Shreveport didn't have a world-class recording studio when Shepherd was growing up, the city is now home to Blade Studios, the celebrated facility run by respected drummer/producer Brady Blade.
“I feel like I've matured a lot as a musician," Shepherd said. "My purpose for making music is the same as it ever was, but I've also learned a lot over the years. Less can be more. The great blues musicians who originally moved me didn't always have to burn up the neck of the guitar by playing a bunch of notes. They knew how to play the right note at the right time, in a way that just pierces you right to your heart. That was an important lesson, and it's my goal to move people in that same way that my role models moved me.”
General admission tickets start at $35 and go on sale at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster. Tickets also are available at the Margaritaville Retail Store.