Tribute to B.B. King feat. Joe Louis Walker

@ Blue Note Jazz Club – Shows @ 8PM & 10:30PM (Doors @ 6PM & 9:45PM)

JOE LOUIS WALKER
In 2013, when The Blues Foundation inducted award-winning blues master Joe Louis Walker into The Blues Hall Of Fame, the recognition was humbling. “I am honored to be in the company of the great artists already inducted,” Walker said at the time. “I hope to live up to the honor.” Joining the ranks of previous inductees including B.B. King, Hound Dog Taylor, Koko Taylor, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Howlin’ Wolf and other blues greats while still at the peak of his musical powers, is, as Walker says, “a dream come true.”

And he does indeed live up to the honor. Simply put, Joe Louis Walker is one of the greatest bluesmen of his generation. He is known worldwide as one of the genre’s top musical trailblazers–a mesmerizing guitarist and soul-testifying vocalist. On his dynamic new CD, Hornet’s Nest, Walker’s music is equal parts rock `n’ roll fire and blistering, passionate blues. The New York Times raves, “Walker is a singer with a Cadillac of a voice. He delivers no-nonsense, gutsy blues. His guitar solos are fast, wiry and incisive, moaning with bluesy despair.” Rolling Stone simply calls him “ferocious.”

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Date:
June 14, 2015
Cost:
$20 - $35
Venue:
Blue Note Jazz Club