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Barnes & Noble - Roberta Penn
There are dozens of 20-something guitarists inspired by the late Texas blues rocker Stevie Ray Vaughan but only Kenny Wayne Shepherd has opened for B.B. King, the Eagles, and Dylan, been featured in Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone fashion spreads, and captured the No.1 spot on the Billboard blues charts for two years straight. Rock-star looks and attitude can only take you so far when it comes to blues credibility though, and on LIVE ON Shepherd comes through with the goods big time. "In 2 Deep," "Never Mind," and "Losing Kind" all come straight from the Vaughan/Hendrix school of guitar with Shepherd drawing on feedback and psychedelic riffs to put across a raging roots ...
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Barnes & Noble - Roberta Penn
There are dozens of 20-something guitarists inspired by the late Texas blues rocker Stevie Ray Vaughan but only Kenny Wayne Shepherd has opened for B.B. King, the Eagles, and Dylan, been featured in Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone fashion spreads, and captured the No.1 spot on the Billboard blues charts for two years straight. Rock-star looks and attitude can only take you so far when it comes to blues credibility though, and on LIVE ON Shepherd comes through with the goods big time. "In 2 Deep," "Never Mind," and "Losing Kind" all come straight from the Vaughan/Hendrix school of guitar with Shepherd drawing on feedback and psychedelic riffs to put across a raging roots sound. Stinging slide guitar and chugging rhythm make "Was" a crazed kind of swamp rock while the title cut and "Shotgun Blues" cling to the verities of classic '60s electric blues. Shepherd has a lot of help on LIVE ON: Blues harp ace James Cotton, Primus' Les Claypool, former Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Hayes, Third Eye Blind bassist Arion Salazar, and even Stevie Ray Vaughan's old rhythm section all make appearances. While Noah Hunt, the Shepherd band's singer, handles things more than ably, it's Shepherd who's leading the charge, taking the sounds of vintage blues rock into the new millennium.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Being a teenage blues guitar prodigy is a double-edged sword. Stunning technique brings attention, but also criticism that it's all style and no soul. This criticism plagued Kenny Wayne Shepherd since his popular debut album, Ledbetter Heights, and it's warranted to a certain extent. It didn't help that Shepherd so strongly recalled Stevie Ray Vaughan. It also didn't help that some of his material was a little too slick, appealing as much to album rock as to blues-rock audiences. By the time of his third album, 1999's Live On, he had begun to reconcile these two sides of his personality, but the best thing about the record is that it's tougher and stronger than its two predecessors. There's still a fair amount of crossover -- a Hendrix cover and a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well" -- but Shepherd not only seems to be developing a style of his own, the playing of his band has become grittier, or at least it's being captured better on record. Shepherd can still fall prey to excess, but not as often as he used to. He's figuring out how to restrain himself, and his music is all the better for it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/1999
  • Label: Giant Records / Wea
  • UPC: 075992472920
  • Catalog Number: 24729
  • Sales rank: 32,771

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In 2 Deep (3:15)
  2. 2 Was (4:00)
  3. 3 Them Changes (3:19)
  4. 4 Last Goodbye (4:33)
  5. 5 Shotgun Blues (4:49)
  6. 6 Never Mind (3:58)
  7. 7 You Should Know Better (4:12)
  8. 8 Every Time It Rains (3:46)
  9. 9 Oh Well (3:37)
  10. 10 Wild Love (3:42)
  11. 11 Losing Kind (4:31)
  12. 12 Live On (4:35)
  13. 13 Where Was I? (3:30)
  14. 14 Electric Lullaby (3:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
James Cotton Harmonica
Mickey Raphael Harmonica
Warren Haynes Slide Guitar
Les Claypool Bass
Chris Layton Drums
Tommy Shannon Bass
Stephanie Spruill Vocals
Reese Wynans Keyboards
Bryan Lee Guitar, Drums
Pat Hodges Vocals
Noah Hunt Vocals
Arion Salazar Bass, Guitar
Sam Bryant Drums
Keith Christopher Bass
Stephanie Sptail Vocals
Technical Credits
James Cotton Contributor
Dr. John Contributor
Jerry Harrison Arranger, Producer
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Arranger, Executive Producer
Daniel Chase Engineer
Les Claypool Contributor
Karl Derfler Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Lawrence Azerrad Art Direction
Robert Daniels Engineer
Arion Salazar Contributor
Leff Lefferts Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a voice.

    With Noah Hunt on vocals you can't go wrong with this one.

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