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Trouble Is [CD]

Kenny Wayne ShepherdAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

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listen  2. True LiesKenny Wayne Shepherd 5:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  8. I Found Love (When I Found You)Kenny Wayne Shepherd 4:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. King's HighwayKenny Wayne Shepherd 4:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Nothing To Do With LoveKenny Wayne Shepherd 4:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
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  • Audio CD (October 7, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Revolution Records
  • ASIN: B000002L5I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,803 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Kenny Wayne Shephard's has established himself as an immediate sensation-the most gifted young guitarist to arrive in years. His much-anticipated second album, Trouble Is..., is an astonishingly, powerful follow-up that proves him to be an artist with a boundless future ahead of him. A stinging set of electric blues played with passionate conviction, Trouble Is... should dramatically expand his already-huge fan base. Certified platinum by the RIAA. (1/99)

It's not hard to understand the appeal of Kenny Wayne Shepherd, currently being hailed as the heir to Stevie Ray Vaughan. He's young (an increasing rarity in blues and blues-related genres), he writes catchy songs, and his "Blue on Black" is widely played on rock radio. Trouble Is . . . is an enjoyable listen, from rockers like "Slow Ride" and "Chase the Rainbow," to swingy mid-tempo songs like "True Lies" and "(Long) Gone," to slower almost-ballads such as "Nothing to Do with Love" and the all-pervasive "Blue on Black". Expect to start hearing "I Found Love (When I Found You)" at high school proms and homecoming dances. It remains to be seen how Shepherd will develop, but he's among the most promising young guitarists out there today. -- Genevieve Williams

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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Because he's not Stevie Ray he sucks? September 20, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I think KWS has a wonderful gift of playing the blues with passion and intensity. No he is not Stevie Ray and how in the hell are you going to say he sucks because he isn't? And Stevie Ray is no John Petrucci or Al Dimeaola so I guess he sucks as well. Come on people, stop being such music snobs. I highly recommend it.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD BLUES/ROCK FUSION December 6, 2004
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Interesting sound. Kind of a cross between Eric Clapton and Southern Rock. Great vocals. Good guitar work and fine backing musicians. Listen to the samples provided by Amazon to see if it is to your liking. I did and it was/is.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album in a long time February 12, 2003
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Format:Audio CD
I was driving through Philadelphia about the time this CD was released. I turned on the radio and caught only the last minute of "Slow Ride" on WMMR. I just had to know what tune they'd just played. I pulled over and did something I never do -- called the DJ to ask what he'd just played. I immediately drove to the nearest music store and bought "Trouble Is". The point of this little story is that the music on this CD was so refreshing in it's hard hitting blues and rock, and so distictive, that it stands out from the clutter of Pearl Jam/Creed wannabees. The music reminds me of all the things I enjoyed about rock and blues in the late '60's and early '70's. And more importantly, though Kenny Wayne Sheperd was obviously influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughn, his sound is unique for this day and age. This album built upon the roots he established with "Ledbedder Heights", and is a worthwhile addition to anyone's music collection (provided you eschew the likes of Brittany and J Lo). Rock on.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kenny Wayne Shepherd Has No Trouble Rockin' September 30, 2001
By Darren
Format:Audio CD
Trouble Is starts the jam with a KWS original called called "Slow Ride" however this CD is anything but slow. Shepherd's lyrics and masterful guitarwork combined with Noah Hunt's powerfully articulate vocals deliver a passionately energetic blend of southern tinged rock and blues. Originals such as Slow Ride, Somehow Somewhere Someway, I Found Love and the popular Blue on Black prove the Shepherd/Hunt combination works extremely well. Also included are versions of Hendrix's "I Don't Live Today" and an excellent version of Dylan's "Everything is Broken".
My other favorites are "Long Gone" (which is reminiscent ofearly Rolling Stonesblended with the blues of Stevie Ray Vaughn), King's Highway and a well crafted ballad called I Found Love When I Found You.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great July 7, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is a type of CD that you can just lean back and listen to. There is a little of evreything. Kenny has one of the best feels for playing "alive" music in stead of cookie cutter music. It is very hard to find radio stations that play this music and it is nice to have in a library to pull and enjoy.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It starts out great but... September 11, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Trouble Is... is the followup to Kenny Wayne Shepherd's killer debut Ledbetter Heights. While the band clearly sounds tighter and Shepherd's playing continues to impress, several tracks from the album's second half are mediocre making it an uneven followup.

The first seven tracks on this album are all top notch whether it's the blues of "(Long) Gone" and "Somehow, Somewhere, Someway", the driving rock of "Slow Ride", the boogie of "True Lies", or the excellent hit single "Blue On Black." The versions of Jimi Hendrix's "I Don't Live Today" and Bob Dylan's "Everything Is Broken" are also excellent, with the band truly making the Dylan track their own.

Then the album starts to drag with the bluesy "King's Highway" and the closing instrumental title track being the only decent tracks. The remaining tracks "I Found Love (When I Found You)", "Nothing To Do With Love", and "Chase The Rainbow" are unmemorable and lack a strong hook. If you removed these tracks, you can argue that it's as strong as Ledbetter Heights. Still it's worth checking out for tracks 1-7.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trouble Is..........Their is no trouble with this album! September 11, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Kenny Wayne's Trouble Is is an aceptionally good album with alot of great blues/rock material. Their are alot of good songs no fill in's in my book! I have read alot of other reviwers on this album complaining "He's A Copy Of Stevie Ray Vaughan" that really pisses me off because this kid is giving his all in his style" he is by no means a copy. Does He Sound Like Stevie Ray Vaughan? Yes, but in his own style (in a good way). I really enjoyed True Lies, which has a sweet texian riff that you just cant beat. I also love his version of Jimi Hendrix's I Dont Live Today, wow a great performence for the king! If you want some acoustic songs their is a great acoustic song titled Blue On Black a really edgy track with alot of potenial. Otherwise the music their is defiently no TROUBLE with this album at all. I really have to put my hands down for this one! Please buy this album if you want great blues, great rock, great guitarist. WOW!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kenny Wayne Sheppard - Trouble is... December 23, 1999
By John
Format:Audio CD
Man, can this kid play or what! I consider myself to be somewhat cultured when it come to the blues. I've seen the best of them live before and thought I would be disappointed seeing KWS, especially going to see him at a county fair in the middle of Nebraska but I'd have to say I was genuinely impressed. Not much for a stage show, but hey, I come to hear the music, not to see someone jump all over the stage. What you hear on the cd is what I heard in person, only better. Just a great live performance! Buy this cd! I know it quickly became one of my favorites!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Kick ass blues
yep...kenny may be young...but he sure knows how to play some blues
Published 5 days ago by Tim McCullough
3.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BLUES GUITARIST
Really like his version of "Blue on Black".
Published 11 days ago by Mark A. Stafford
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Published 18 days ago by Ikechi Ukazu
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great cd
Published 2 months ago by jude landry
5.0 out of 5 stars Who couldn't enjoy Kenny Wayne Shepherd?
Cd is in great condition, has one of my all-time favorite songs on it, and I am glad I finally purchased it.
Published 4 months ago by Tess
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Kenny Wayne Shepherd's latest is another excellent example of what I call Blues with an Attitude. His voice and guitar work are solid and I recommend it highly,
Published 4 months ago by Hertzel Grotch
5.0 out of 5 stars Not new but new to me
I first heard Kenny Wayne Sheppard from my Pandora station. I love his style and music. Rock, blues mix that is so amazing. I highly recommend Kenny Wayne and this album.
Published 4 months ago by Landon's mimi
5.0 out of 5 stars Flying Low!
I wrote a review for another KWS CD, in it I mention..."Review of music" is difficult because what sounds fine to me, may not ring another listeners bell"! Read more
Published 4 months ago by gene ferrante
5.0 out of 5 stars I arrived late to the game
The song "Blue on Black" is what compelled me to purchase this CD; I'm so glad I did and I'm sorry it took me so long! I really enjoy the entire CD.
Published 6 months ago by Kimberly
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Like his music. Enjoyed this album and still do. Great songs throughout and I never tire of popping it in the CD player..
Published 7 months ago by James I. Moffett
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