Kenny Wayne Shepherd is an American blues artist. Born in , he has been active in the music world since The meaning of Blue On Black is not unique and opens up to different interpretations.
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Schedules were tight, Shepherd says, and there was a scramble to lay down this one last tune. But by the grace of the blues-rock gods -- maybe the late legend Vaughan himself -- the rhythm section fell into place, and a celebration soon followed. Talk about an understatement. After an adolescence spent idolizing blues masters like Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy, the Louisiana teen was now witnessing his name appear on the Hot chart -- at No. The gears began to turn, and Kovac introduced the idea of recording a new mix that crossed genre lines even further. The song currently sits at No. It's a staple in our library. Despite these weighty interpretations, the real inspiration was much more straightforward: Shepherd simply happened to be wearing a two-toned, blue and black shirt during a writing session with Sillers and blues songwriter Mark Selby.
Store Euro Store U. Titans in each of their respective genres, the artists came together to merge country and mainstream rock to re-create the classic song originally recorded and co-written by SHEPHERD. North America. Yet they make a conscious choice to do so for the greater good.
The song was originally released on their second studio album, Trouble Is On April 7, , it was released as a single and spent 42 weeks on the US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and rose to number one, remaining there for six non-consecutive weeks. The song continues to be a top download of the Kenny Wayne Shepherd catalog, ranking at number one on Rhapsody. It is also his most-listened to song on Spotify with over 13 million streams. We wrote that when we were down in New Orleans — me, Mark and Tia. I had the music, and Mark and I were just rolling with the music and tried to develop things up. Tia came up with this idea based on a shirt that I was wearing that was blue and black. She noticed the two colors that were dominant on my shirt, and if you mix those two colors together, black consumes the blue. It doesn't amount to anything if you put the two together: You still have one color, instead of creating a new color. So she built on that idea, and it became this really deep song.