Joe Louis Walker
Blues Hall of Fame guitarist Joe Louis Walker has earned a host of dedicated fans who appreciate his guitar prowess and evocative voice, his electrifying stage presence, and the creativity of his recordings. His discography includes 25 albums and countless compilations and guest appearances. He has recorded with BB King, James Cotton, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Branford Marsalis, and Ike Turner. Over the years, he has performed on two Grammy winning albums and received four Blues Music Awards from the Blues Foundation (and 52 nominations).
Walker came from a musical family, citing T-Bone Walker, BB King, and Amos Milburn as early influences. He first picked up the guitar at the age of 8 and was a regular on the Bay Area scene by the age of 16. In his early career, Walker played with a variety of Blues greats, including John Lee Hooker, Otis Rush, Willie Dixon, John Mayall, Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix. His transition to blues-rock in the 1960s developed from his friendship with Mike Bloomfield. From 1975 to 1985, he took a break from blues-rock and sang gospel with the Spiritual Corinthians. By 1986, Walker had formed his own band, the Bosstalkers, and had released his debut album Cold Is The Night. Other notable releases followed including Blues Survivor (1993) an early example of melding blues with gospel, jazz, soul, funk and rock influences; “Everybody’s Had the Blues” (1993) the Grammy winning duet with BB King; and Great Guitars (1997) which was one of the best selling blues albums of the decade. His most recent recording is Hornet’s Nest (Alligator, 2014), which welds the cool soul of blues with the fire of rock ‘n’ roll.
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LENNY BLUE BAND
The Lenny Blue Band members are Lenny Blue on lead vocals/guitar, Ed Frawley on lead guitar/vocals, Billy Baxmeyer on bass guitar/vocals, Daryl VanDruff on drums and Snowbird Randy Johnson on trumpet. Lenny Blue fronts this combo of very talented entertainers that blends an earthy roots stew of blues genres consisting of memorable original tunes combined with tried and true standards. The band is based out of Morro Bay CA and if you righteously dig down-home blues and love to shake your groove thang all around�then you are going to absolutely love The Lenny Blue Band.
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