Happy Birthday today (June 12) to singer/guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd. He’s 40. Other rockers celebrating include former Candlebox bassist Bardi Martin (44) and drummer Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick (66). In remembrance, singer Brad Delp of Boston would have been 66 today.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd has released several albums over the years and has had commercial success as a blues artist. Shepherd has had seven singles in the Top 10 since 1995 and he holds the record for the longest-running on the Billboard Blues Charts with his 1997 release Trouble Is… featuring the hit “Blue on Black”. The song went to No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Chart. Cheers to Kenny Wayne Shepherd on his 40th!

Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his band will play The Egg in Albany on Aug. 10. Click here for ticket info.

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