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5.0 out of 5 stars How I Go? Like a fine tuned motor, that's how, 4 Aug 2011
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Well, for Kenny Wayne Shepherd's fans this doesn't contain any surprises, except for how the main man just continues to get better and better. he still has the uncanny knack of combining deep understanding and respect for Blues with modern rock fretwork pyrotechnics. Combine this with Noah Hunt's whiskey smooth vocals and it's a winning mix for hardened fans and a great way to bring on newcomers.

Opening with a Keith Richards-esque riffed Never Lookin' Back, Come On Over rumbles along, but almost gets a little overshadowed with a heavy Yer Blues straight after. Cold, excellent ballad-type while Oh Pretty Woman showcases KWS's awesome combination style. Anywhere The Wind Blows soars while Dark Side Of Love dould almost be a continuation of Oh Prretty Woman. Who's Gonna Catch You Now is a superb, coming down acoustic ballad then things kick-off again with a storming Backwater Blues with Riley Osbourn starting with some honky-tonking New Orleans piano before the guitar comes storming in with an Elmore James riff. Strut is a romping, fun instrumental that would be a throwaway number if it wasn't so infectious. Butterfly is a deceptively rocking track while Cryin Shame has swagger enough to spare. Baby The Rain Must Fall, excellent closing heavy ballad.

Things don't get much better than this; just wish he'd take a cue from the second track, and "Come On Over" and do a tour in the UK.
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Initial post: 8 Nov 2011 15:42:09 GMT
Roo says:
He's doing one gig only this year in London. He's waiting for his latest album getting exposure in the meantime and intends to do a UK tour next year...

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Dec 2011 00:04:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Dec 2011 00:07:18 GMT
I went to the gig at the Koko club (London) and they were absolutely awesome. I've seen many bands over the years and this gig is right up there amongst my favourites. Watching Kenny shred the guitar was totally mind blowing - check out vids on his website and youtube and see it for yourselves. This is album of the year for me (closely contended by Warren Haynes) yet after seeing him live, it sounded so tame. He plays totally differently live and puts far more into each track he plays and the solo's are never long enough - the crowd were transfixed even through the 20+ minute long Voodoo Chile encore. He's definitely well worth seeing and one of the most under-rated guitar players around. Roll on next years tour ....
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