Kenny Wayne Shepherd has released a stream of his new single Nothing But The Night.
It’s taken from the American guitarist and singer’s upcoming album Lay It On Down which arrives on July 21 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group.
It follows previous singles Baby Got Gone and the title track from the new album which is the follow-up to 2014’s Goin’ Home.
Speaking about the new track, Shepherd says it has “blazing guitar, rocking grooves, aggressive playing and stuff” and adds: “I wanted there to be a variety of textures and grooves and feelings and emotions conveyed through this record.
“Nothing But The Night doesn’t sound like any other song we’ve ever recorded. It’s a smoky, vibey kind of song.”
Lay It On Down was recorded in January this year in Shreveport, Louisiana, with Shepherd reporting he had a very clear idea of what he wanted to achieve in the studio.
He says: “The point of this album was that I wanted to put a heavy emphasis on the songs themselves and the writing behind them. I wanted each song to really stand on its own with the songwriting, the music, the words.”
Shepherd has several UK tour dates planned for this year, including a set at the Ramblin’ Man Fair on July 29.
Find his tour dates, along with the Lay It On Down cover art and tracklist below.
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The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Lay It On Down tracklist
- Baby Got Gone
- Diamonds & Gold
- Nothing But The Night
- Lay It On Down
- She’s $$$
- Hard Lesson Learned
- Down For Love
- How Low Can You Go
- Louisiana Rain
- Ride Of Your Life
- Lay It On Down (Acoustic)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd 2017 UK tour
Jul 29: Maidstone Ramblin’ Man Fair
Jul 30: Holmfirth The Picturedrome
Oct 27: Bournemouth Mr Kyps
Oct 28: London Bluesfest O2 Indigo
Oct 30: Leamington Spa Assembly Rooms
Oct 31: Cardiff Tramshed
Nov 01: Manchester Ritz