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Bernard Allison - 93% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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26 November 1965, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The son of late blues guitar player Luther Allison, blues guitarist/singer Bernard Allison has played in bands with his father and was a member of Koko Taylor’s Blues Machine during the 80s. Allison made his first album as a leader while he and his father were based in Paris, and a number of European releases followed before the Read more

Jonny Lang - 71% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel 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

Walter Trout - 67% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Coco Montoya - 62% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Santa Monica, California, USA. Montoya first rose to prominence in 1972 when a chance meeting in Culver City, California, led him to join Albert Collins’ band as drummer. He took every opportunity to study the master guitarist closely over the five years they worked together. Thereafter Montoya concentrated on his day job, until another chance meeting shaped his future. Read more

Joe Bonamassa - 62% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts 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

Shannon Curfman - 58% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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31 July 1985, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. A startlingly precocious talent, Curfman followed Dakota native and friend Jonny Lang up the charts with her 1999 debut Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions. Originally released on the Pop Sense label, its blues rock flavour proved popular with regional radio stations and attracted several established record labels. Curfman signed to Arista Re Read more

Joanne Shaw Taylor - 56% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues
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Tab Benoit - 55% 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

Cry Of Love - 50% 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

Tinsley Ellis - 49% 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

Tommy Castro - 49% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Michael Burks - 48% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1957, Milwaukee, USA. Coming from a long line of musicians, Burks was taught to play the guitar at an early age by his bass playing father. He began playing live at the age of six and by his teens was playing regularly in his father’s Bradley Ferry Country Club in Camden. The closure of the club in the mid-80s forced Burks to reassess his musical career, and he found wo Read more

Robert Cray - 48% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 August 1953, Columbus, Georgia, USA. The popularity of guitar-based blues during the 80s had much to do with the unassuming brilliance of this artist. Cray’s music, a mixture of pure blues, soul and rock, and his fluid, clean style owes much to Albert Collins and Peter Green, while on faster numbers a distinct Jimi Hendrix influence is heard.At Read more

Albert Collins - 47% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: 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

Sonny Landreth - 47% match to Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 February 1951, Canton, Mississippi, USA. Being born in the birthplace or thereabouts of Elmore James, did not mean that Sonny Landreth had to play slide guitar, but it certainly makes good copy. In fact, after five years in Jackson, Mississippi, the family moved to Lafayette, Louisiana, and Landreth grew up surrounded by Cajun music and its lifestyle. At the age of 10, he Read more


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