Kenny Wayne Shepherd recruits Buddy Guy and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram for inaugural Backroads Blues Festival tour

Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Christone Ingram
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Kenny Wayne Shepherd has announced the Backroads Blues Festival, a “traditional touring blues festival” for which he’s recruited fellow blues guitar titans, Buddy Guy and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram.

The six-date tour – which has been envisaged as an annual event – will see the trio visit the states of Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts and Virginia in August.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.