Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Rockin' the Downs Presents: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Red Creek Band, Kinda Blue, Bruce Wojick and the Struggle

Fri · July 26, 2019

Doors: 4:30 pm / Show: 5:30 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

$10.00 - $50.00

This event is all ages

Please be advised The Rockin' the Downs Concert Series will take place outside on the Racetrack. GA Presale tickets $10 | GA Tickets Day of show $15 

Doors are scheduled to open at 4:30 pm. Please be advised doors may open early under management discretion. There will be 3 opening acts, the first will start at 5:00 PM. The main act will go on approximately around 8:30 PM. All times are subject to change.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it's played in service to an entire genre.Utter the phrase "young blues rock guitarist" within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

The Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has sold millions of albums while throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens.In a 20+year recording career that began when he was just 16, Shepherd has established himself as an immensely popular recording artist, a consistently in-demand live act and an influential force in a worldwide resurgence of interest in the blues.

From television performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (amongst others) to features in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Maxim Magazine, Blender, Spin, USA Today and more, his musical career has been nothing short of phenomenal.

At 16 years old, he signed his first record deal and burst onto the national scene with the release of his 1995 debut album Ledbetter Heights, which produced the radio hits "Deja Voodoo," "Born with a Broken Heart" and "Shame, Shame, Shame." His relentless touring and success on rock radio helped to drive the album to Platinum sales status. His 1998 sophomore effort Trouble Is...also went Platinum, yielding such radio hits as "Blue on Black," "True Lies" and "Somehow, Somewhere, Someway." 1999's Live Onspawned the radio hits "In 2 Deep", "Shotgun Blues" and "Last Goodbye."

2004's "The Place You're In" was a blistering rock record and was followed up by 2007's ambitious "10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads" DVD documentary and soundtrack for which Shepherd and his band traveled throughout the American Southand midwest to record with such vintage blues greats as B.B. King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins and David "Honeyboy" Edwards on their home turf.

2010 saw the release of Shepherd's long-awaited first live album, Live! In Chicago, recorded at Chicago's House of Blues during the all-star Legends tour and featuring guest appearances by such blues legends as Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and Bryan Lee. The live disc debuted at #1 on Billboard's Blues chart, as did 2011's How I Go. In 2013. Shepherd further expanded his musical horizons by teaming with veteran rockers Stephen Stills and Barry Goldberg to form THE RIDES, resulting in two critically acclaimedalbums, Can't Get Enoughand Pierced Arrowhelped to expand Shepherd's audience as well as his musical resume.

2014 saw the releaseof Goin’ Home, Shepherd’s seventh# 1 debut on the Billboard Blues charts. Goin’ Homefeatures several talented friends who shared Shepherd's enthusiasm for the project's back-to-basics ethos. Those guests include fellow guitar icons Joe Walsh, Warren Haynes, Keb' Mo' and Robert Randolph, longtime friend Ringo Starr, Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson, the Rebirth Brass Band and co-producer Blade's father, Pastor Brady Blade Sr., who lends a bracing dose of preaching to Shepherd's version of Bo Diddley's’ "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover."
Red Creek Band - (Set time: 5:00 PM)
Red Creek Band
The Red Creek Bank is from Batavia, NY & plays Rock from the 60s - today!

Band Members
Fran Norton
Jim Tydelski
Bill Hume
JR Grant
Kinda Blue - (Set time: 6:00 PM)
Kinda Blue
Local Buffalo based band singing a wide variety of classic and contemporary jazz, rock, and rhythm and blues.
Bruce Wojick and the Struggle
Bruce Wojick and the Struggle
BRUCE WOJICK, Guitar/Vocals
DAN DELANO. Keyboards/Vocals
LEO MCDONALD, Bass Guitar
DENNY PELCZYNSKI, Drums/Percussion/Vocals
WILL HOLTON, Saxophone/Vocals

Bruce Wojick from Niagara Falls, NY is regarded as one of the most talented and respected guitarists and songwriters, in the Western, NY area. The veteran musician has been a mainstay on the area scene for nearly two decades, performing as a key component in two of the area’s best and most popular original rock bands–Gods Children and Klear.

Since 2001, he has been named the top original guitar player five times at the Buffalo Music Awards and has received several other guitarist awards throughout Western New York. Nationally, Wojick’s songs, have been featured in numerous television shows and films, including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “X-Files”, “ER”, “Touched by an Angel”, “The Osbournes” and “E True Hollywood Story”, as well as the films “Vegas Vacation”, “The Station Agent” (Miramax), “Man of the House” (Disney) and “A Thousand Acres” (Meryl Streep and Jason Robards), as well as many more.

Bruce has opened for and shared the stage with several international recording artists to include The Goo Goo Dolls, Chuck Berry, Kid Rock, Alice Cooper, Government Mule, Puddle of Mudd, Creedance Clearwater (CCR), Heart and Boston.

In 2009, he decided to go solo and blend rock, soul, country and Americana, to form his own unique style. With the debut release of 99′ With a Bullet (four song EP) in 2010, his first full length self titled record in 2011 and with his band, The Struggle, CD No. 2: Rock-N-Roll Music With An American Heart released in January 2015, he is well on his way and blazing a trail.
Venue Information:
Batavia Downs Gaming
8315 Park Road
Batavia, NY, 14020
http://www.bataviadownsgaming.com/