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Album Review

Five years separate Live On and its successor, The Place You're In, and the time allowed Kenny Wayne Shepherd to grow as both an artist and as an individual. He's not only writing the majority of his material, he's singing most of it as well. His guitar playing has become more nuanced, and he's moved squarely into the world of album rock from his blues-rock background. Even the cover and publicity photos reflect the difference, showing a darker, decidedly grown-up Kenny Wayne Shepherd. In addition, the producer/mixing team of Jerry Harrison and Tom Lord-Alge (who did both Live On and Trouble Is) has been replaced by Marti Frederiksen and Andy Wallace, who give the album a more muscular sound. This album is tailor-made for rock radio with its big guitar sounds and recycled classic rock riffs, and Shepherd sounds very comfortable in this setting. The lyrics are a bit weak in places, but most of the songs have solid hooks and fine guitar solos. There are some very nice touches throughout the album, like the backward guitar and restrained solo that appear on "Let Go" (which recalls some of Steve Winwood's work) or the gospel backing vocals and excellent outro of "Hey, What Do You Say." "Ain't Selling Out" is a bit of a misstep: a forceful chugging rocker over a monotonous hook, and the Kid Rock guest shot ("Spank") may sell an extra copy or two, but the song is pretty unremarkable. Overall, The Place You're In is a solid album that shows Shepherd continuing to grow as an artist, but whether he can develop a more personal voice remains to be seen.

Customer Reviews

We need more GREAT hard rock/Rock N' Roll Like this!!

I love this album through and through. Love the kid rock cameo and I love that song even more! I am starved for good Rock N' Roll and with only a limited amount of bands doing it today its great to know there is real talent that IS doing it. Kenny Wayne is talented and young and I'm sure has a ton more material and creativity energy in him to supply us with great blues rock for years to come. (I can only hope!) If you like hard rock mixed with Rock N' Roll and Blues Rock, this is your man. Just straight up great tunes.

the place your in "where?"

Ok so he cut his hair. But like sampson something is missing. He misses the point of the lead singer who can sing. His weak, cat fight, vocals hurt the guitar gunslinger's talents on the frets. The lyrics are good but aren't fulfilled. Just ask Janet Jackson, what leaving great producers (jimmy and terry) can do for your career, or ask Joe Perry how his career would be without Steven Tyler. The guy is a stud but he needs some strong management, instead of the probable sychophants that are whispering in his ear at this very minute.


This is such a great artist. I love the way he fuses modern rock and blues together. His music has such a unique sound to it, I would highly suggest this album. Excellent!!!


Born: June 12, 1977 in Shreveport, LA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his group exploded on the scene in the mid-'90s and garnered huge amounts of radio airplay on commercial radio, which historically has not been a solid home for blues and blues-rock music, with the exception of Stevie Ray Vaughan in the mid-'80s. Shepherd was born June 12, 1977, in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Shreveport native began playing at age seven, figuring out Muddy Waters licks from his father's record collection (he has never taken a formal lesson). At age 13, he...
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