KANSAS CITY, Kan. (March 5, 2012) – Described as genre defining blues-infused rock and roll, The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will perform a pre-race concert at Kansas Speedway prior to the April 22 STP 400.
Guitar World gives high praise to the five time Grammy-nominated Shepherd, ranking him third on their list of top blues guitarists behind the legendary B.B. King and Eric Clapton. One of Shepherd’s biggest hits “Blue on Black,” was #1 on the rock charts for 17 consecutive weeks. He has had six albums reach the # 1 spot on Billboard’s Blues chart, including 2011’s “How I Go”.
The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is currently on tour promoting, “How I Go,” and between touring dates, the Band is also back in the recording studio working on their next album, which they hope to release in early 2013.
Equal to Shepherd’s passion for guitars is his affection for American Muscle cars. His collection includes a ’70 Plymouth Duster, a ’50 Ford Business Coup and two Chargers: ’69 & ‘72. For the past four years, Shepherd has shown a custom car at the annual SEMA show including last November when he unveiled a 1964 Dodge at the Mopar Performance booth.
Tickets for Kansas Speedway’s 2012 race events, including the STP 400 and the Hollywood Casino 400 (Oct. 21) are on sale now by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or visiting www.kansasspeedway.com. Every season ticket comes with a Track Pass that provides you with access to the infield for the pre-race concert, driver introductions and much more!
Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.