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Road trip: Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the Big Top near Bayfield

Kenny Wayne Shepherd performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Big Top Chautauqua. (Photo courtesy of Big Top Chautauqua)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd is a self-taught, Louisiana-born guitar player who started to get attention for his music when he was a kid.

KWS plays at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Big Top Chautauqua near Bayfield. Tickets start at $48. He recently released the album “Goin’ Home,” which Blues Rock Review called “a sensational ode to the blues.”

The bluesman played Bayfront Blues Festival in 2012 and, incidentally, has been playing shows with Los Lonely Boys, which headlined this year’s event.

Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer open the show.

Road Trips, compiled by News Tribune staff, are listings of cool events that are worth a short drive.

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