Kenny Wayne Shepherd, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

“I never really bought albums because I would always borrow my dad’s albums. My dad worked in radio for so long that he had built up quite a massive collection of blues records. So I just worked my way through my dad’s stuff.

“As I got older, I started collecting my own, and the Jimi Hendrix Experience CD, ‘Are You Experienced?,’ was probably the first one that I bought. My dad had that one, too, but I wanted to have my own copy. He used to get mad at me because I’d take his CDs, and then he could never find them again.”

Blues-rock guitarslinger Kenny Wayne Shepherd brings his band to town for a concert at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Friday (March 22). Local 518 faves Sly Fox & the Hustlers open the show at 8pm. Tickets are $23.50 in advance; $25 at the door.

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