What: Live music in a book store!
Where: The York Emporium, 343 West Market Street, York, PA 17401
When: Friday, October 21 at 10:30pm – October 22 at 1:30am
From The Emporium on Facebook: “JAM SESSION on the 3rd Friday of every month. Join us for an evening of traditional Celtic music, as local musicians bring their strings, their drums, their pipes and their enthusiasm. You’re invited to sit in and make some noise. Free, of course. Light refreshments served.”
What: Blues Rock
Where: The Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 North George Street, York, PA 17401
When: Friday, October 21, 2011, 7:30PM
Admission: $31, $35, $39
From The Strand’s website: The name “Kenny Wayne Shepherd” is absolutely synonymous with “young blues guitarist”.
Still barely in his 30s, the Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has been selling millions of albums, throwing singles into the Top 10 (Blue on Black was #1 on the Rock Charts for 17 consecutive weeks), 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. He met Stevie Ray Vaughan at 7, shared the stage with New Orleans legend Bryan Lee at 13. As an adult, he continues to create genre-defining blues-infused rock n’ roll.
“Blues player is definitely one of the labels I’ve accumulated, because I’m a huge blues fan and I love to play the blues,” he says. “But if you listen to my music, especially over the course of my career, everything that I do is not blues. It’s the foundation of what I do, but my stuff has a lot more of an edge to it. It’s a little more contemporary. And there’s a certain youthfulness to what I do.”
Kenny Wayne Shepherd is very cognizant of the emotional role music can play in the lives of his listeners. He’s in awe of that responsibility and works hard to bring happiness to people with his considerable gifts. With that said, he’s bound and determined to be remembered as a guy who just straight-up kicked a lot of butt. “I get up on stage every night to play my heart out and to try to turn people on their ear, man. I want to bring light into people’s lives with my music. If I can make people feel good for an hour and a half to two hours and forget about whatever might be stressing them out, then I’m doing my job.”
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