May 11, 2022

Kenny Wayne Shepherd With Samantha Fish

STOPPING AT THE STATE: Kenny Wayne Shepherd brings his Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band to the State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick on May 20.

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will stop at State Theatre New Jersey on Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m. as part of their U.S. tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of Trouble Is… with special guest Samantha Fish. The band will perform Trouble Is… in its entirety. Tickets range from $34.50-$100. 

The album debuted in 1997, after the successful debut of Shepherd’s first platinum-selling album, Ledbetter Heights. “No one was expecting me to match the success of Ledbetter Heights, but when we got into the studio and the album started coming together, we knew we had something really special,” he said.

Trouble Is… went on to sell over a million copies in the U.S., spending 104 weeks on the Billboard Charts. Shepherd won two Billboard Music Awards, including for Rock Song of the Year, and received his first of many Grammy nominations. Twenty-five years later, Shepherd is still releasing music, performing, and accumulating awards.

The State Theatre is at 15 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick. Visit for tickets and information.