Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band's 'Lay It On Down' out Today 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 keyboardist Jimmy 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 will celebrate the album's release with a U.S. tour that kicks off August 9 in Westbury, NY. See below for a list of dates; additional shows to be announced shortly.
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 on Billboard'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 9
Westbury, NY
The Space at Westbury
August 10
Albany, NY
The Egg
August 11
Northfield, OH
Hard Rock Live
August 12
Peoria, IL
Riverfront Park
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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