Rock‘n’roll of ages

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Multi-platinum selling blues rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd returns to Glagow this Sunday, April 12.

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band features long-time vocalist Noah Hunt, plus drummer Chris Layton, a 2014 inductee into the Musicians Hall of Fame as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble; ex-Firm bassist Tony Franklin and Riley Osbourn, former keyboardist for Willie Nelson.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band play o2 ABC. Tickets £23 from from thegigcartel.com.

On the other side of the spectrum, The Shires begin their UK tour to push their debut album, Brave.

With their hearts in the Home Counties and their heads in Nashville, USA, The Shires combine the best of both musical worlds on their debut album..

Combining the classic pop-rock drive of Fleetwood Mac with the uplifting singalong anthems of The Lumineers, British duo Chrissie Rhodes and Ben Earle are being tipped for great things in 2015 by industry insiders.

The Shires have also become the first UK signing to the revived Decca Nashville label.

The Shires formed after Ben appealed on Facebook for a female country singer to work with him.

“Chrissie and I found an instant chemistry,” said Ben.

“We can build our own Nashville underneath these grey skies,” they sing on Nashville Grey Skies, the infectious radio hit that introduced them last summer and hoisted a flag for home-grown country music.”

After playing the o2 ABC in February, the Shires return to Glasgow’s Òran Mór tomorrow, April 10. Tickets from gigsandtours.com.