Wikipedia : This day (June 12, 1977), in Shreveport, Louisiana, is born Kenny Wayne Shepherd, an American blues artist , guitarist and songwriter
Kenny Wayne Shepherd : Still barely in his 30s, Kenny has been selling millions of albums, 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.
@allmusic : Kenny 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
@last.fm : Self-taught, Kenny began playing guitar at age 7, figuring out Muddy Waters licks from his father’s record collection. Using his own contacts in the record business, Shepherd’s father and manager, Ken Shepherd, helped his son land a major-label record deal with Giant Records