Did you hear the latest about Kenny Wayne Shepherd? On Nov 10th he played the very same white Fender Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix used at Woodstock during a taping of a special Hendrix-themed Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Show in New York City. Now I don’t know what your thoughts are on this guy but I can tell you that we went and saw him here in Phoenix about six months ago and he totally acted like an ass on stage.
His ego was so big I was surprised that there was room for the other musicians on the stage! It basically totally ruined the concert for us. He just had this air of arrogance like he is the greatest guitar player that ever lived. Now he has the honor of playing Jimi’s guitar? Are you kidding me, I can think of hundreds of other guitar players that deserve this before King Kenny!
Besides being totally full of himself at the last concert that we saw him, the thing that totally blew me away was he was actually touring with Chris Layton. If you don’t know who this is, he was the drummer that played with Stevie Ray Vaughan band Double Trouble! Tommy played with Stevie right up until his tragic death in 1990. King Kenny barely introduced him, what an ass!!!
Another real bad thing about this show was you could just tell the other musicians that were playing with Kenny were just going through the motions. They clear we not having a good time and didn’t play off each other at all. It was an odd concert with the supposedly soulful blues style of music that Kenny plays. BTW for the record, Noah Hunt (King Kennie’s singer) was awesome! Totally down to earth and very profession and sound great. BTW the dude with the acoustic guitar in the header of my web site is Noah!
In my book Kenny Wayne Shepherd = Ass.