Lay It On Down / Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

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Label: CONCORD
Catalog: CRE00515
Format: CD

1. Baby Got Gone 2. Diamonds and Gold 3. Nothing But The Night 4. Lay It On 5. She's Money 6. Hard Lesson Learned 7. Down For Love 8. How Can You Go 9. Louisiana Rain 10. Ride Of Your Life

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band shoots wide on its upcoming eighth album Lay It On Down -- by design. "I wanted to grab from several different genres," Shepherd tells Billboard. On Lay It On Down, due out Aug. 4, that means running the gamut from hard rockers such as "Baby Got Gone," soulful workouts like "Diamonds & Gold," the bluesy shuffles of "Down For Love" and "The Ride Of Your Life" and countrified ballads in the weepy "Hard Lesson Learned," "Louisiana Rain" and the title track, which is premiering exclusively below. "The goal was to make a contemporary sounding record," Shepherd explains, "something that was new and fresh and obviously doesn't sound like many of my other records. The last record I did (2014's Goin' Home) was traditional blues, so on this one I needed to do some different things, and I think we did."

Price: $18.98