Renowned blues and rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd along with a film crew, a portable recording studio and producer Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) embarked on a ten-day journey into the heart of the American South, documenting and recording an impressive lineup of blues veterans. Directed by Noble Jones, Ten Days Out captures the stories and music of some of America's best-known blues artists including B.B. King, Clarence Gatemouth Brown and Honeyboy Edwards as well as some of the genre's lesser-known rare talents. Shepherd is joined by longtime collaborator and vocalist Noah Hunt as well as friends Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon who make up the esteemed rhythm section Double Trouble (Stevie Ray Vaughan's longtime band). Immersing themselves in the environments which shaped these essential blues musicians, they recorded and performed in kitchens, living rooms, front porches and local clubs. The goal was to produce intimate recordings in intimate settings and to maintain authenticity: no overdubs were used. What happened is what you hear, says Shepherd, We kept it as real as possible. This historic trip culminated in a once in a life time performance at a church in Salina, Kansas where Shepherd and friends were joined by the remaining members of Howling Wolf and Muddy Waters bands at the aptly named Church at Blue Heaven Studios.
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