In case you didn’t know, Blues legend Kenny Wayne Shepherd is a Dodge fanatic through and through. The music legend has a love for Mopar that extends further than just the iconic automaker. His love doesn’t just go back to his first Dodge, a ’69 383 Charger, but also to the car his mom was driving when she met his dad, a ’73 Duster, and the car his grandfather used to drive, a ’64 Dodge Polara. It’s a true family affair.
He even sold that ’69 Charger to build an extreme version of the General Lee called Xtreme Lee. After building the Xtreme Lee, he moved from the vintage Dodges to the newer models including the Challenger and Viper. “I certainly think the Challenger is the epitome of the American Muscle car,” Shepherd says in the above video.
But now, like most red blooded Americans, he is excited about the new Hellcat coming out. “I just got to get a little seat time and then I know I’m going to be whipping out the checkbook,” Shepard boasted.
Anytime you can combine your two loves in life and make them a part of your career, you know you’ve made it. Shepherd takes experiences from life, including his experiences from behind the wheel of a car and uses them in his music, and his new album “Going Home” reflects this.
Does it make you love cars and music even more when a recording artist has enthusiasm for cars like this? Name your favorite musician who is into cars in the comment section below.