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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Three years ago, blues guitar prodigy Kenny Wayne Shepherd traveled through kitchens, porches and nightclubs to meet the heroes of his craft. Today on Soundcheck, he talks about his journey into the American South. Plus, another guitar virtuoso, Kaki King, performs live.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

A blues guitar sensation at age 13, Kenny Wayne Shepherd went on to sell millions of albums, grab two Grammy nominations and cross over into rock music. For his latest album, Shepherd spent 10 days on the road meeting and jamming with blues legends, including B.B. King and Clarence "Gatemouth" ...


Kaki King

Unconventional guitar virtuoso Kaki King falls somewhere between funk and flamenco. She joins us to play live songs from her new record, "Until We Felt Red."