Kenny wayne shepard

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  1. ce24

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    Says all his Fender amps on stage are Dumbles inside! Each one hand built for a specific sound.....must be nice.
     
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    I saw KWS about 5 years ago. A great concert. I think that I recall seeing some Twin Reverb’s and Super Reverb’s. Whatever they were, he sounded good.
     
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    that kid has some talent and is underrated on all levels!
     
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    KWS? Not only does he get to clone Stevies playing...he gets to go by his initials too?

    I recognise he's a monster player but c'mon. Create your own sound.
     
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    He can play guitar, but he's not good at singing ....

    Just my opinion ...
     
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    I’ve seen KWS at least 5 times and he never disappoints. The first time I saw him I believe he was 16 years old.
     
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    Wasn’t Stevie considered a clone ?
     
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    Tell me who?
    Albert King? T-Bone? Hendrix? IMHO Stevie had many influences but created his own sound. You know it when you hear it. Like Hendrix, Santana, Clapton, Rory... players that have a tone/style that is recognizable as belonging to them.
     
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    I’m a fan of Kenny Wayne Shepard too. Yeah, he sounds like Stevie, but I always want more Stevie, so I’m ok with that.

    This guy sounds just like Stevie too, and I like it as well. Heard it years ago on “Deadliest Catch.” The band is all Native Americans, I believe.

     
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    I’ll agree Kws has been influenced heavily by Stevie but to say he’s a 1 dimensional clone is just wrong in my opinion.
     
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    rocking blues is rocking blues, some love, some hate
     
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    For years I liked individual songs by Mr. Shepherd—“Blue on Black” and “Ledbetter Heights” for example...but I also expressed the same sentiment I have toward all Vaughan-abees...

    ”Show me your second gear...”

    By that, I mean, “Ok, you’re copying/mimicking your hero very well, but what can you do that I haven’t heard before?”

    Then I saw him open up for Joe Walsh...I was pleasantly surprised...He has a second gear!
    Yes, it’s massively influenced by SRV and Hendrix, but he’s got something that made me willing to see him again.
    Several years later, I saw him again as a part of the Experience Hendrix Tour—obviously the whole show was Hendrix-centric (Hen-centric?), but, again, I was surprised at his “second gear”...

    I just wish he did that more on record, not just live.

    As far as that “SRV was a clone” foolishness...you can listen and hear Albert King or Jimi Hendrix or Hubert Sumlin or Lonnie Mack or Kenny Burrell or...
    But (outside of his rendition of “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)”—which he expanded) he never exactly cloned any of them. He took a brick from everybody else’s house and made his own castle.
     
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    Listen to his newer albums on Spotify. He's got his own sound. But he's pretty firmly rooted in blues rock, which some people love and some people don't.

    I think he's great, personally.
     
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    I love Stevie Ray, but Kenny's songs are so much more eclectic.
     
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    Very well said!
     
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    I never thought Mato Nanji sounded like SRV with his own material. He's definitely got his own sound.
     
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    Yep! You have to listen to more than a few songs to understand and appreciate a musician for what they have to offer.

    The same was said of Henry Garza (Los Lonely Boys); many early critics branded him an SRV-alike, but he has his own thing.

    Similarly for Chris Duarte...get past the first few tunes and you'll hear he has some real stylistic depth as a player.

     
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    Unless you see an artist live, you pretty much only get, on albums, what the record companies want you to get. Now, a lot of guys are starting to pull away from that and can do their own thing. KWS was sold early on as the next SRV and that’s what the record companies were going to push.
     
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    That’s his (KWS’s) second gear I was talking about.
     
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