Shepherd is one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. With five Grammy nominations, two Billboard Music Awards, a pair of Orville H. Gibson Awards, two Blues Music Awards and the Blues Foundation's Keeping The Blues Alive award under his belt, he is a definite musical force to reckon with. 


Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s Quick facts

 Name: Kenny Wayne Brobst 

Age: 40

Date of Birth: June 12,  1977 

Place of Birth: Shreveport, Louisiana 

Spouse: Hannah Gibson 


Occupation: Musician, Songwriter


7 interesting facts about Kenny Wayne Shepherd

1. Growing up as Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, Shepherd is a self-taught guitar player and does not read music. Shepherd got his first "guitar" when he was three or four. His grandmother would buy him a series of plastic guitars with S&H Green Stamps.

2. Kenny Wayne Shepherd; The family man

Shepherd married Hannah Gibson, daughter of Mel Gibson, in September 2006 and they have three children. When he’s not doing music, he focuses on trying to be a good husband and a good father. When asked about his children’s influence, he credits them for inspiring things in him, musically speaking, and for giving him a new purpose for making music and doing what he does.


3. Blues is the root of all music

Shepherd’s interest in the blues was sparked because his father was a blues fan. Shepherd reckons the Blues is the root of all great music. Why? Because almost every genre of music can be traced back to the blues. It has influenced and developed different kinds of music hence the power of good music. Despite it being an over one hundred-year-old genre, it is still relevant.