This past Wednesday, the blues-infused rock of the one and only bluesmaster Kenny Wayne Shepherd and
his band rocked Hough Hall, brought to our stage by good folks at The Mahaffey
Foundation.By the time the band was halfway through its set, they had most of the house on their feet. Since first coming on the scene in 1995, Kenny Wayne has grown a huge worldwide fan base, and with good reason – he is a guitar contortionist, with moves that can make the audience stand up and shout, and bring them to their knees with his soulful renditions…each with equal power. Noah Hunt’s vocals are like no other – a baritone whose unmistakable voice can reach the grittiest highs and the gravelliest lows with impact to spare! The photo above shows Kenny Wayne and Noah performing a rousing rendition of their crowd-pleasing Blue on Black. Check out more KWS photos and a video on our Facebook page! The two together, backed by some of the best in the business – Chris Layton (drums, of Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble fame), Tony Franklin (on fretless base) and Riley Osbourn (B-3 and keyboards) — lend new meaning to the word dynamic. Opening a great show for KWS was Tampa Bay’s own rocking Backtrack Blues Band, a force of nature in their own right.
And the hits keep coming this weekend! Don’t miss Pacifica Radio’s Amy Goodman, brought to us by our good friends at WMNF. Amy doesn’t come this way often, so take advantage of her being here – she’ll be talking about her coverage of the Republican National Convention, and a lot more. Join the conversation.
And on Sunday afternoon, let your hair down, and relax with the popular Tampa Bay chanteuse influenced by Billie, Ella, Ray, Diana and Nora – Denise Moore, who will be singing with ensemble Then Some.
…and yes, I’m still on vacation!