Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band's 'Lay It On Down' Debuts at #1; Out Now on Concord Records

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band's 'Lay It On Down' Debuts at #1; Out Now on Concord Records

Lay It On Down, five-time Grammy nominee and critically acclaimed guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd's ninth album, debuts at #1 on Nielsen SoundScan's Top Blues chart, #1 on both the Current Rock Albumschart and Internet Albums chart, #5 on the Top Current Albums chart and #34 on the Top 200. The record is out to critical acclaim on Concord Records.

Recorded at Echophone Studios in Shepherd's hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana and produced by Shepherd with Marshall Altman (Matt Nathanson, Natasha Bedingfield, Kate Voegele), the album was largely recorded live in the studio to analog tape.

"Diamonds & Gold," the latest single off Lay It On Down, recently premiered via Guitar Player. Additionally, Billboard premiered the record's title track, while CMT Music premiered the video for the album's first single, "Baby Got Gone."

Shepherd's band on Lay It On Down features long-time band members Noah Hunt and Chris Layton, along with bassist from Shepherd's supergroup side project The Rides Kevin McCormick and keyboardistJimmy McGorman. "I'm proud of the album we have delivered to the fans and I think they'll be excited by what they hear," notes Shepherd. "The band we've assembled did a fantastic job bringing these songs to life and conveying the musical message to the listener. Now we are looking forward to bringing this new music to the live show to watch it develop even more." Shepherd further discusses the writing/recording process in the new album's video trailer, watch/share it HERE.

Shepherd is currently on a U.S. tour in support of the album's release. See below for a list of dates.

Lay It On Down finds Shepherd two decades into a recording career that began when he was 16. Shepherd has sold millions of albums worldwide and, in addition to his five Grammy nominations, he has won two Billboard Music Awards, a pair of Orville H. Gibson awards, the Blues Foundation's Keeping The Blues Alive award and two Blues Music awards. He's had six #1 blues albums and a string of #1 mainstream rock singles, and his acclaimed documentary project 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads was the top-selling blues album of 2007. Shepherd's last release, 2014's Goin' Home (Concord Records), debuted at #25 onBillboard's Top 200 chart and spent several weeks at #1 on the Billboard Blues chart.


1. Baby Got Gone
2. Diamonds & Gold
3. Nothing But The Night
4. Lay It On Down
5. She's $$$
6. Hard Lesson Learned
7. Down For Love
8. How Low Can You Go
9. Louisiana Rain
10. Ride Of Your Life


August 14

Annapolis, MD

Rams Head on Stage

August 15

Annapolis, MD

Rams Head on Stage

August 16

Morristown, NJ

Mayo Performing Arts Center

August 18

Portland, ME


August 19

Northampton, MA

Calvin Theatre

August 20

Derry, NH

Tupelo Music Hall

August 22

Bar Harbor, ME

Criterion Theatre

August 23

Ridgefield, CT

Ridgefield Playhouse

August 25

Harrisburg, PA

Whitaker Center

August 26

E. Providence, RI

Bold Point Park

August 27

Beverly, MA

Cabot Theatre

September 1

Milwaukee, WI

Harley Davidson Museum

September 8

Sacramento, CA

Crest Theatre

September 9

Redwood City, CA

Fox Theatre

September 10

Guerneville, CA

Russian River Jazz Festival

September 15

Cottonwood, AZ

Thunder Valley Rally

September 16

Las Vegas, NV

Tropicana Theater

September 18

Kansas City, MO

Uptown Theater

September 19

Des Moines, IA

Hoy Sherman Place

September 21

Wichita, KS

The Cotillion Ballroom

September 22

Springfield, MO

Gillioz Theatre

September 23

Louisville, KY

Bourbon & Beyond Festival

September 24

Munhall, PA

Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

September 26

Durham, NC

Carolina Theatre of Durham

September 28

Atlanta, GA

Center Stage

September 29

New Orleans, LA

Orpheum Theatre

October 14

Merrillville, IN

Star Plaza Theatre

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