RIDGEFIELD, CT - Blues phenomenon. Guitar wünderkind. One of the top three greatest guitarists of all time. That describes the legendary Kenny Wayne Shepherd, who will be returning to the Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, July 17th at 8 p.m.
Shepherd is famous for his singles, "Slow Ride", "Blue on Black", and "Everything is Broken". Joining Shepherd will be special guest Artie Tobia, a Roots Rock singer/guitarist who fuses stories of real people with the musical influences of rock, blues, folk and country - the roots of American music.
Ticket holders are invited to a 6 p.m. barbecue in the Ridgefield Playhouse parking lot. Bailey’s Backyard Farm-to-Table restaurant will pour a complimentary glass of house wine with dinner the night of the show when tickets are presented.
Guitar World ranks Kenny Wayne Shepherd right up there with legends B.B. King and Eric Clapton as one of the top three greatest guitar players of all time. While growing up in New Orleans, his talent caught the attention of blues man Bryan Lee who brought the then-13-year-old Kenny Wayne on stage to showcase his genius.
With his Live in Chicago project, Shepherd used his own fame to shine a light on his idols, including Hubert Sumlin, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Flett, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, and Bryan Lee. The album includes many of his most impressive songs - "True Lies", "King’s Highway" and "Déjà Voodoo".
Kenny Wayne Shepherd has had four #1 blues albums and a string of #1 mainstream rock singles. His honors include four Grammy nominations, two Billboard Music Awards, the Blues Foundation’s Keeping The Blues Alive Award and a Blues Music Award.
For tickets and more information about the Ridgefield Playhouse, call the box office at 203-438-5795, or visit online at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org.