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Jonny Lang - 70% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jon Gordon Langseth, 29 January 1981, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Blues guitarist/singer Jonny Lang was signed to A&M Records as a child prodigy before his sixteenth birthday - having only received his first guitar at the age of 13. By this time he had already earned a strong regional reputation as an interpreter of the blues, eventually moving from Fargo to Minneapolis to Read more

Joe Bonamassa - 56% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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8 May 1977, Utica, New York, USA. Although blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa was only in his mid-twenties by the start of the new millennium, he was already a music veteran, having played with rock band Bloodline during the 90s, before launching a solo career. He first picked up the guitar at the age of four, and by his teens, was playing alongside adult musicians (even ope Read more

Walter Trout - 54% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Jeff Healey Band - 51% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues Karaoke Pop / Rock
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Cry Of Love - 49% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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These US retro-rockers began life in 1989 on the local covers circuit around Raleigh, North Carolina, as a trio of Audley Freed (guitar), Robert Kearns (bass) and Jason Patterson (drums), but did not enjoy any real success until the arrival of vocalist/guitarist Kelly Holland. Cry Of Love (a name taken from a Jimi Hendrix album) quickly signed major recording and management agr Read more

Joanne Shaw Taylor - 48% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues
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Richie Kotzen - 43% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Instrumental Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 February 1970, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. This highly gifted, US-born rock guitar god is very much in the Joe Satriani mould. By the time Kotzen had reached his seventh birthday, he had moved from piano to guitar lessons, and was playing live with his own band, Arthur’s Museum, when he entered his teens. Taken under the wing of Mike Varney, he was introduced to bass Read more

Stevie Ray Vaughan - 43% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 October 1954, Dallas, Texas, USA, d. 27 August 1990, East Troy, Wisconsin, USA. This remarkable blues guitarist was influenced by his older brother Jimmie Vaughan (of the Fabulous Thunderbirds), whose record collection included key Vaughan motivators such as Albert King, Otis Rush and Lonnie Mack. He honed his style on his brother’s hand-me-down guitars in various hig Read more

Johnny Winter - 39% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues Blues Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 February 1944, Leland, Mississippi, USA. Raised in Beaumont, Texas, with younger brother Edgar Winter, Johnny was a child prodigy prior to forging a career as a blues guitarist. He made his recording debut in 1960, fronting Johnny And The Jammers, and over the next eight years completed scores of masters, many of which remained unreleased until his success prompted their Read more

Popa Chubby - 39% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Albert Collins - 38% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 October 1932, Leona, Texas, USA, d. 24 November 1993, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Collins was the embodiment of the Texas blues guitar style, using non-standard tuning, and slashing out blocked chords and sharp flurries of treble notes (played without a plectrum) to produce an ‘ice-cold’ sound from his Fender Telecaster. As a youth he developed his style by listening Read more

Tab Benoit - 38% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 November 1967, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Benoit started out playing classic rock cover versions in local bands. A gifted young guitarist, he was satisfied with this kind of music until a friend played him a copy of a Buddy Guy record. His musical world turned upside-down, Benoit set about recreating Guy’s deep-rooted emotion, adopting his style and researching mor Read more

Tinsley Ellis - 38% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 June 1957, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Like many American musicians of his generation, Ellis first took up the guitar at the age of seven, inspired by groups in the late 60s British blues rock invasion. While playing in rock bands, he took an increasing interest in the work of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker and particularly in guitarists Freddie King, Buddy Read more

Gov't Mule - 37% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Modern day southern rockers Gov’t Mule started as merely a side-project for latter-day Allman Brothers Band members Warren Haynes (6 April 1960, Asheville, North Carolina, USA; guitar/vocals) and Douglas Allen Woody (b. 3 October 1955, USA, d. 26 August 2000, Queens, New York City, New York, USA; bass), but soon took on a life all its own. Haynes and Woody had been part Read more

Tommy Castro - 37% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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