Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Night Videos: Hubert Sumlin and Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Hubert Sumlin is one of the Blues' all-time great guitarists. Most prominently known for his work with Howlin' Wolf, Sumlin has had a career that has influenced many modern greats including Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and many more - including his co-performer in this clip; Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Nearly twenty years ago at the age of thirteen, Kenny Wayne Shepherd was touted as "The next Stevie Ray Vaughan." He was signed to a professional recording contract shortly thereafter and has been making great music ever since. His album Trouble Is... had six singles and holds the record for the longest stay on the Billboard Blues chart. Additionally, Fender Musical Instruments Corp. has a signature Stratocaster designed by Shepherd.

Offered in the clip are two Howlin' Wolf classic songs performed by Hubert Sumlin and The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - blues standard Sittin' on Top of the World, and Highway 49. Taking the vocals for the end of the set is Noah Hunt, the vocalist for The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.

5 comments:

The_Kid said...

Sol. Great Tunes !

Opus #6 said...

Sol, have I mentioned lately how much I enjoy your blogging friendship? Well, I appreciate you, and our other wonderful friends. We are all that keeps me going in these dark days.

Snarky Basterd said...

Oh, man ... I'm going to pop in some KWS right now. I love that guy.

Soloman said...

Thanks, y'all for dropping by and enjoying the tunes.

To all - Opus, Snarky B, and Kid.. I greatly appreciate all of you stopping by here and I am proud to know you all. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

The_Kid said...

And I'm here because I appreciate your contributions and opinions.

No group hugs though, well, maybe Opus.