Ringo Starr will release his 17th solo album, Ringo 2012, January 31 in the US (January 30 elsewhere) on HIP-O/UMe Records. The album title is a reference to Ringo, his best-selling album, which was released in 1973 and featured all three other Beatles.
Today's lick pays homage to the playing of blues legends Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lightnin' Hopkins. It's a short but action-packed lick in the key of A, played out of the open position and incorporating lots of quick finger slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs and open strings.
In the following series of videos, Kenny Wayne Shepherd talks about his songwriting philosophy and his gear, and shows you how to play "Never Lookin' Back" and "Come On Over" off his new album, How I Go.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd is staying busy these days. He just released a new studio album, How I Go, earlier this month, and now will also be featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming remake of the classic '80s movie, Footloose.