Kenny Wayne Shepherd – You Done Lost Your Good Thing

That’s the 6th track off of Kenny’s brand-new album: Goin’ Home…

On his eighth studio album, Goin’ Home, Kenny Wayne Shepherd takes listeners on a retrospective journey of some of the songs and artists who first ignited his love of the blues. The award-winning guitarist hadn’t originally planned on tackling blues classics on his new disc, but a recent visit to his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana, cemented his direction. {…}

“I wanted to stay true to the spirit of the original recordings,” Shepherd explains, “so we recorded live and did a minimal amount of overdubs. We set up in the same room together, with drums bleeding into vocal mics, and guitar amps bleeding into drum mics. When you’re in that kind of situation, you have to try to get it right the first time, and that was a lot of fun, actually.”

Overdubs were key when it came time to the album’s guest stars, and Goin’ Home boasts a mind-boggling collection of music greats: Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Warren Haynes, Keb’ Mo’, Robert Randolph, Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson and the Rebirth Brass Band. “As you can imagine, it’s not easy getting so many fantastically talented people down to Shreveport during a short stay,” Shepherd says. “They’re all really busy traveling and doing what they’re doing. So the easiest thing was to send the music to them to put their parts on.” {…}

He adds, “I’m thankful for everybody who took the time to play on the record. It was a great experience to share this music with everybody, and I’m really looking forward for my fans to hear what we did. These are songs that helped shape who I am. This is a pretty special album to me.”

What’s on your mind tonite…?