Why doesn't Kenny Wayne Shepherd ever appear at Crossroads

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  1. Steedee

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    Anyone know why Kenny has never played the Crossroads guitar festival in Chicago? Does he not get invited or what?
     
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    rickc007 Gold Supporting Member

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    You know ... didn't even think of him

    Big fan of his, but he's kept himself off the radar
     
  3. Steedee

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    Ya, seems like he would fit right in with the usual crowd....
     
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    He plays too loud!
     
  5. Steedee

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    Really?
    I've seen him twice.. I could say he was loud, but not over bearing.
    He's not any louder than Johnny Lang.
     
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    iamdavea Silver Supporting Member

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    Resentment?? Maybe a feeling that Kenny was too readily positioned as the "new SRV", and some folks (Clapton?) didn't dig it?? I'm just throwing this out there.
     
  7. Rotten

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    I don't know if resentment is the right word as far as Clapton is concerned. Perhaps it is respect. Sure, John Mayer pulls a lot of Stevie Ray Wannabes, but he had established himself first with his singing, acoustic playing, and songwriting. KWS was just a bit too blatant for my tastes, even his name sounds crafted after SRV's.
     
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    Why was this the first year Warren Haynes played Crossroads and all three shows?
     
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    Last I heard KWS was sober, but prior to that, I suspect some damage was done, as in damaged relationships, and there is a finite number of folks in the biz at the Clapton level.
     
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    Good post. I remember George Carlin talking about having to work really hard to convince people at "the Johnny Carson level" that his days of abuse were behind him and he could be trusted again to behave like a pro. It took him a lot of time, apparently.
     
  11. Jim Soloway

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    I guess there's is definitely something to be said for being a complete nobody in your run-amok days. :) (And lest anyone take offense, that's strictly based on my own reminiscence)
     
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    tim gueguen Member

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    Maybe he has no interest in participating.
     
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    You're not a nobody, Jim.
    But I am, and there IS a great deal to be said for being one.
     
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    There have only been three, with many repeat performers. I/we could come up with a long list of deserving guitarists who haven't played at one.

    No real reason to assume he or anyone else would perform at one or that there's some significant reason why they haven't. It's Clapton's deal.
     
  15. Steedee

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    I was thinking the same thing, but for some reason I sense some resentment with him from the others, or maybe even just Clapton.
    I just think it's strange.
     
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    I heard from a friend who heard from a friend that KWS had a falling out with clapton after he consumed ALL of the brie cheese at a reception they both attended
     
  17. KeithC

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    Not sure why KWS isn't included but I saw him at a G3 years ago and his playing was a welcomed respite from Satch and Vai. Not that they weren't good. I especially like Satch.

    Even though KWS gets knocked around for being positioned as a "new" SRV his tone and not so overdriven or effects laden sound was a nice break at the G3.
     
  18. Jim Soloway

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    I was certainly a nobody when I was running amok.
     
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    How do you sense resentment? Do you hang out with these guys?
     
  20. Steedee

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    Haha...
    I just think Kenny would have played Crossroads by now had he been invited.
     

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