“I Want You” by Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, from the album “The Traveler”

“I Want You” is a thumping, electric ode to love and desire, framed by brassy horns, a bumping bass line, and more than one mind-melting guitar solo from Kenny himself. The new album was cut in Los Angeles during a break from an uncompromising tour schedule that captured Kenny and his band in a locked groove and ready to rock.

“This song is modern blues music to me. Every element is young,” Kenny explains. “This song is the live band, all of us playing in the studio and we’re rockin’ this thing out.”

The Traveler features Kenny, vocalist Noah Hunt, drummer Chris “Whipper” Layton, and Joe Krown. Co-produced by Shepherd and Marshall Altman (Josh Abbott Band, Matt Nathanson), The Traveler features some of the most distinctive music of Kenny Wayne’s storied career and includes several new originals plus fresh takes on Buffalo Springfield’s “Mr. Soul” and Joe Walsh’s “Turn To Stone.”

 

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