With his ‘southern fried’ interpretation of blues rock, Kenny Wayne Shepherd sounds like he could be a lost Allman brother. And like the Allman Brothers Band, his music is a mix of steamy blues and driving rock with considerable muscle and the amplifier fully open - but always stylish. Louisiana-born Shepherd may be just over 40 but he counts as a veteran who is an integral part of the blues scene. His debut album Ledbetter Heights (1995) established him as a new blues hero when he was just 18. This resulted in appearances on the shows of Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel (and others), and the endorsement of icon Stephen Stills, with whom he formed the super group The Rides in 2013. Shepherd has long converted his early promise into success by producing multiple hits and selling millions of records, but mainly by blowing audiences away, night after night.