Kenny Wayne Shepherd (born Kenny Wayne Brobst, Jr, on June 12, 1977, Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter.
Shepherd attended Caddo Magnet High School in Shreveport. Self-taught, he began playing at age 7, learning Muddy Waters licks from his father's record collection. At the age of 13, he was invited onstage by the New Orleans bluesman Bryan Lee. After proving his abilities, he decided on music as a career. Early on, Kenny was linked by his father (Ken Sr.) to a small, but highly influential National Artists Managenment in Los Angeles, California. National Artists was part of a North American radio marketing agency that worked with hundreds of major label acts. Joey Grossman, Mike Quinn, and Jeff Deane headed the company. In a long meeting one sunny California day, the Managment heads stormed in Warner Bros. Records with a demo on cassette that pushed Kenny Wayne Shepherd into a major record deal. Kenny's father also became part of the management team some time later, and closed or sold his one hour photo businesses and his radio station (KTUX) in Shreveport Louisiana in 2001. Kenny Wayne Shepherd having sold millions of records, and holding score with 6 songs in the top 10, he is considered one of the best bluesmen living today by many.