“I wanted to make an album of great American roots music, and the end result is something that I'm really pleased with." Kenny Wayne Shepherd says of the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band's hard-hitting new release Lay It On Down." I wanted to play to our strengths, but I also wanted to make an album full of music that people haven't heard from us before. I'm pulling from a lot of different periods and genres on this one. I wanted to strike a balance between the heavy emotional stuff and the stuff that will put a smile on your face. A new album should feel new and refreshing, and this one definitely feels that way to me."