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Kenny Wayne Shepherd reflects on 30 years of music and his latest project

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd joins Music Journeys to reflect on his career and his latest project - Dirt On My Diamonds Vol. 1. He shares how the love of music began, what inspired this album, and how more material will be on the way soon. He also takes part in the listener-favorite segment called the Fast Five. Thanks for listening.

Kenny Wayne Shepherdis an acclaimed American blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter, born on June 12, 1977, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He developed an early interest in music, which was heavily influenced by his state's rich blues heritage. Shepherd's career took off in the mid-1990s when he was still a teenager, quickly gaining recognition for his skillful guitar work and deep understanding of the blues genre. His debut album, "Ledbetter Heights," released in 1995, was a significant success and garnered widespread acclaim, establishing him as a notable figure in the blues music scene. Over the years, Shepherd has continued to release successful albums, collaborate with other music legends, and win numerous awards, solidifying his status as one of the leading contemporary blues artists. His commitment to preserving and evolving the blues tradition, combined with his dynamic performance style, has earned him a loyal fan base and critical acclaim.

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