Kenny Wayne Shepherd - The Traveler LP (180 g)

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd - The Traveler LP (180 g)

We are all travelers. And for the last quarter-century, riding shotgun with Kenny Wayne Shepherd has been the greatest road-trip in rock 'n' roll. Gone is the young Louisiana gunslinger who erupted onto the early-'90s scene with his burn-it-down guitar solos and gut-punch songcraft. The 41-year-old he's become is even more magnetic, still pushing his Fender Strat where others fear to fret, while diving deep into human truths and global concerns with an honesty that only comes with age and miles on the clock.

So gas up and get ready. The Traveler heads out in May 2019. "The spirit of 'The Traveler' is a continuation, but this album definitely has its own identity," Shepherd explains. "It may have more of an edge, a little more rock 'n' roll. As a grown man and a father, there are different thoughts and feelings that have come into focus for me."

The new songs typically began with a raw riff captured on Shepherd's cell phone. But they blossomed into full technicolor at Neptune Valley, Los Angeles, where the production team of Shepherd and Marshall Altman led a crack-squad studio band and sculpted a track listing that can be both savage and soothing. "I've always loved ballads, tender songs, emotional moments," says Shepherd. "But I also like to rock. I like to play fiery blues. This album has all those elements. It's the fans who give me that freedom, they've supported me through every kind of album I put out."

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