Excerpt from OnMilwaukee
By his own admission, Kenny Wayne Shepherd hit the jackpot more than 30 years ago when he began playing professionally as a teenager.
While still in high school, the 16-year-old was signed to a record label and made his first album, "Ledbetter Heights." To say he was a child prodigy is probably an understatement. He grew up in household filled with music and a father who was the program manager for a Shreveport, Louisiana, radio station. When he was four, Shepherd’s grandmother redeemed her books of S&H Green Stamps to buy him a plastic guitar with nylon strings. When he wore the guitar out, she got him another one.
Read the full story by By Larry Widen Special to OnMilwaukee Published Apr 26, 2022 at 6:01 PM