Kenny Wayne Shepherd
August 28, 1997
** 16 BIT **
"The Kevin Davie Memorial Series" - Release #42
Source: ECM-909 microphone > Sony WM D6C Professional Recording Walkman (Dolby off) > Master cassette (Maxell XLII-S)
Transfer: Master cassette > Nakamichi BX-2 > Zoom H2 @ 24 bit/48 kHz > Traders Little Helper (level 8) > FLAC
Mastering: FLAC > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 Build 299 [iZotope Mastering Suite (declick); splicing, minor edits, normalize, & fades] > CDWav
(tracking) > iZotope MBIT+ (dithered and downsampled to 16 bit/44.1 kHz) > Trader's Little Helper (level 5) > FLAC > TagScanner
Taped by: Kevin Davie
Transferred by: Audioarchivist
Mastered by: Dennis Orr
01 Trouble Is...(fade in) (1)
02 Born With A Broken Heart >
03 Shame, Shame, Shame
04 Slow Ride
05 I Don't Live Today
06 Deja Voodoo (with Band Intros)
07 Little Wing
08 Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
(1) without Noah
Kenny Wayne Shepherd - lead guitar
Noah Hunt -lead vocals
Joe Nadeau - rhythm guitar
Robby Emerson - bass
Jimmy Wallace - keyboards
Sam Bryant - drums
- Part of the Pacific National Exhibition's annual "Star Spectacular".
- Ticket cost was $7.50, on top of the cost of the Fair's admission fee.
- Order of performances was Paul Rodgers, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Kenny and some (maybe all) of his band ended up at the Yale Hotel (Vancouver's premier blues bar) later on in the evening, and jammed with
whoever was playing that night.
_ the first few seconds of "Trouble Is..." are missing.
- Tape flip during the applause after "Little Wing" - seamlessly spliced, no music lost.
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 4, 1997
By Steve Newton
Those �70s-rock fans sure are a devoted bunch. Even if one of their fave old bands hasn�t produced a hit in two decades, they�ll stick with it
and flock to its concerts to hold Bic lighters on high and relive the halcyon days of 8-tracks, mag wheels, and flared pants. Take the recent
Supertramp gig, when a nearly full house packed GM Place to hear those baggy-eyed Brits, even without musical mastermind Roger Hodgson at the
helm. Then there�s the mid-�70s edition of Fleetwood Mac, which produced all of two exceptional albums (Fleetwood Mac and Rumours) yet is
expected to sell out the 26,000-seat Tacoma Dome in October.
Fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd are a faithful bunch as well, and several thousand of them showed up at the Coliseum last Thursday (August 28) to hear
the veteran guitar band perform, 20 years after the plane crash that killed original vocalist Ronnie Van Zant and then-new guitarist Steve
Some of the crowd might also have been there to see �70s survivor Paul Rodgers, who opened the show with �Can�t Get Enough�, the first
hit from his second hit band, Bad Company. �I�ve got a question for you,� proclaimed Rodgers, still looking good in his trademark
vest-over-hairy-chest outfit. �Do you feel like making love?� Many in attendance voiced their enthusiasm for that idea, so Rodgers led his crack guitar-bass-drums unit in the Grammy-winning Bad Co.
tune �Feel Like Makin� Love�. The still-powerful blues-rock crooner ended his 10-song set with another lusty number, �All Right Now�, during
which the crowd sang the chorus more than he did.
Next up was 20-year-old guitar wizard Kenny Wayne Shepherd, who obviously doesn�t remember much of the �70s himself, though you couldn�t tell
that from his masterful re-creations of the Jimi Hendrix experience. His set was highlighted by an extended rendition of �Voodoo Child (Slight
Return)� that drew comparisons to the live version by Shepherd�s main influence, Stevie Ray Vaughan. His inspired performance bodes well for his
impending return to Vancouver with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai in the G-3 show this month, though a few fans were no doubt surprised or
disappointed to discover that the blond bombshell doesn�t actually sing his own songs.
Anticipation was high by the time Lynyrd Skynyrd hit the stage for its first-ever Vancouver appearance, and when the curtains parted to reveal
the seven-member band in all its good-ol�-boy glory, the crowd went nuts. The group commenced by giving the assembled Canuck butts a
long-overdue, three-guitar spanking via �With These Hands�, the first track on its latest CD, Twenty, and followed that with �Saturday Night
Special�, the stirring antigun tune first heard in Burt Reynolds�s 1974 football-in-prison flick, The Longest Yard. From that point on, the night
belonged to Messrs Gibson, Fender, and Peavey, and�coming just six nights after John Fogerty�s Orpheum trip to swamp-rock heaven�it was almost
too good to be true.
Johnnie Van Zant�who gave the downed band a second chance to fly when he became Skynyrd�s vocalist in �87�looks, sounds, and even acts like his
late bro onstage. By recruiting such stalwart southern-rock guitarists as Rickey Medlocke and Hughie Thomasson to accompany original guitarist
Gary Rossington, the group has ensured that its patented triple-lead approach lives up to previous standards. When I heard the soaring solos of
the band�s prophetic antidrug opus, �That Smell�, I experienced the same spine-tingling chill that song elicited from me in the �70s.
Even a jolting postshow ride on the PNE�s rickety roller coaster couldn�t duplicate that exquisite rush.
The Kevin Davie Memorial Series
This series is in memory of Kevin Davie who died suddenly 31 March 2016. Kevin was an avid taper & recorded many concerts mainly in Vancouver,
Victoria & Toronto. All these recordings have been sourced directly from Kevin�s master cassettes. With thanks to Mary Davie, Kevin�s Mother
for allowing us access to all of Kevin�s masters. This is a joint venture between DGB, Dennis Orr, Seth Meister, Leif Henderson & John
MacMillan. Kevin was a dear friend of mine & helped me greatly when I first moved to Canada in June 1994 for which I will forever be grateful.
He had a great sense of humour. He was always happy to remind me of Ray Cooper�s percussion solo that I had to endure at the end of all the
Eric Clapton shows I went to in the 90s (there were many!). He did an excellent job in impersonating Mr. Cooper! Kevin had a great taste in
music & shared my love of the blues. We hope that you enjoy these releases & that we can continue Kevin�s legacy for many years to come. You
left this world way too soon. Rest in peace my friend.
Kevin and I had plans to post some of his shows himself. He needed the ratio boost! haha. We had begun to work on some of his shows, when we
had a bit of a dust up over something silly. Sadly, we never had the chance to mend fences together. Hopefully, through this series of shows,
Kevin's memory can be properly honoured and that he can continue to leave a lasting legacy with the recordings that he left behind. I also
hope that when I go beyond this world that my master cassette collection that I haven't gotten to will find a similar new home with trader's
and collectors and fans everywhere, too...
Please see the included "Kevin Davie info" folder for obituaries, etc.
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