New Single from Kenny Wayne Shepherd


Diamonds & Gold,” the new single from Lay It On Down, five-time Grammy nominee and critically acclaimed guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s forthcoming ninth album.


Lay It On Down is due August 4 on Concord Records. Recorded at Echophone Studios in Shepherd’s hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana and produced by Shepherd with Marshall Altman (Matt Nathanson, Natasha Bedingfield, Kate Voegele), the album was largely recorded live in the studio to analog tape.

Shepherd’s band on Lay It On Down features his long-time lead vocalist Noah Hunt, the rhythm section from Shepherd’s supergroup side project The RIDES, Chris Layton (drums) and Kevin McCormick (bass), and keyboardist Jimmy McGorman. “I’m proud of the album we have delivered to the fans and I think they’ll be excited by what they hear,” notes Shepherd. “The band we’ve assembled did a fantastic job bringing these songs to life and conveying the musical message to the listener. Now we are looking forward to bringing this new music to the live show to watch it develop even more.”

Shepherd further discusses the writing/recording process in the new album’s video trailer:

Shepherd will celebrate the album’s release with a U.S. tour that kicks off August 9 in Westbury, NY.  

August 9 Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury
August 10 Albany, NY – The Egg
August 11 Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live
August 12 Peoria, IL – Riverfront Park
August 14 Annapolis, MD – Rams Head on Stage 
August 15 Annapolis, MD –Rams Head on Stage
August 16 Morristown, NJ- Mayo Performing Arts Center
August 18 Portland, ME – Aura
August 19 Northampton, MA  – Calvin Theatre
August 20 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
August 22 Bar Harbor, ME – Criterion Theatre
August 23 Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
August 25 Harrisburg, PA – Whitaker Center
August 26 –E. Providence, RI – Bold Point Park
August 27 Beverly, MA – Cabot Theatre
September 1 Milwaukee, WI – Harley Davidson Museum
September 8 Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre
September 9 Redwood City, CA – Fox Theatre
September 10 Guerneville, CA – Russian River Jazz Festival
September 15 Cottonwood, AZ – Thunder Valley Rally
September 16 Las Vegas, NV – Tropicana Theater
September 18 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
September 19 Des Moines, IA – Hoy Sherman Place
September 21 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion Ballroom
September 22 Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre
September 23 Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival
October 14 Merrillville, IN – Star Plaza Theatre

Author: ASoulfulSound

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