Tuesday 8pm: Feature LP: Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Ledbetter Heights (1995)

Ledbetter Heights is the debut album by American blues solo artist Kenny Wayne Shepherd. He was a mere 18 years old during its release on September 19, 1995. The album’s name refers to a neighborhood in Shepherd’s home town of Shreveport, Louisiana. It also featured lead singer Corey Sterling on vocals.

Ledbetter Heights was an immediate hit, selling over 500,000 copies by early 1996. It was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1996 and certified Platinum by 2004. Most blues records never achieve such a level of commercial success, much less ones released by artists who are still in their teens. Ledbetter Heights also spent 20 weeks topping Billboard’s blues chart. In their list of blues artists, Guitar World voted Shepherd #3 after B.B.King and Eric Clapton. – Wikipedia

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