Saturday, October 16, 2021

JOE LOUIS WALKER MASTER OF ELECTRIC BLUES RELEASING NEW ALBUM 'ECLECTIC ELECTRIC' EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW WITH RAY SHASHO ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

 

Electric Guitar 

Blues Legend 

JOE LOUIS WALKER

Set To Release Electrifying New Album

'ECLECTIC ELECTRIC'

Thrilling First Single “WEREWOLVES OF LONDON”

EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW


Joe Louis Walker is one of the greatest bluesmen of his generation. He is a four-time Blues Music Award winner and 2013 Blues Hall of Fame inductee who has appeared on multiple Grammy-winning albums. He is known worldwide as one of the genre’s top musical trailblazers—a mesmerizing guitarist and soul-testifying vocalist. 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.”

And Billboard writes: “His playing blows all over the map…gutbucket blues, joyous gospel, Rolling Stones-style rock crunch, and aching R&B. Walker’s guitar playing is fine and fierce." Joe won the 2016 Blues Foundation Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year award at the Blues Foundation Awards ceremony in Memphis.  The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest accolade afforded blues music performers. The annual Blues Music Awards ceremony is the premier event for blues professionals, musicians, and fans from all over the world. Joe Louis Walker returns to center stage with an incredible new studio album, Eclectic Electric!

Set for release on November 12, the album contains some of the most diverse and electrifying recordings this veteran troubadour has done in his over 4-decade long career. Alongside wonderful new com
positions like the blues stomping opener “Uptown Girl Blues” and the horn-powered “Bad Betty,” Eclectic Electric also features a set of killer cover versions from The Eagles’ “Hotel California” and Don Henley’s “All She Wants To Do Is Dance” to Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves Of London.” These are no regular, soundalike versions though; Walker turns these tunes inside out and gives them each a thrilling makeover. Just check out his howlingly good version of “Werewolves Of London,” which is available now on all digital platforms.


Purchase

 the new album

 by

JOE LOUIS WALKER

ENTITLED

ECLECTIC ELECTRIC

Officially released on November 12th

on Cleopatra Records.

available at amazon.com

One of most celebrated and respected bluesmen working today, Joe Louis Walker, returns with some of the most electrifying recordings he's done in his over 4-decade long career! This extraordinarily diverse set includes both incredible new compositions including the blues stomping opener "Uptown Girl Blues" and horn-powered "Bad Betty" as well as killer cover versions of The Eagles' "Hotel California" and Warren Zevon's "Werewolves Of London!" Includes special guest performances by Waddy Wachtel, Doyle Bramhall II and the incomparable B.B. King Blues Band! Walker is a road dog like no other and he has a string of shows lined up to support this album and excite his enormously supportive fanbase! Available on both CD packaged in a digipak and on RED vinyl!

For more information about

JOE LOUIS WALKER

VISIT

www.joelouiswalker.com

official website

www.facebook.com/joelouiswalker/

facebook

www.instagram.com/officialjoelouiswalker/

Instagram

 

JOE LOUIS WALKER

Discography

Albums

Blues Comin' On (HighTone, 2020)

Everybody Wants a Piece (Provogue, 2015)

Hornet's Nest (Alligator Records, 2014)

Hellfire (Alligator Records, 2012)

Between A Rock and The Blues (Stony Plain Music, 2009)

Witness to the Blues (Stony Plain Music, 2008)

Playin' Dirty (JSP, 2006)

New Direction (Provogue, 2004)

Ridin' High (HighTone, 2003)

She's My Money Maker (JSP, 2002/03)

Guitar Brothers (JSP Records, 2002)

Pasa Tiempo (Evidence Music, 2002)

In the Morning (Telarc, 2002)

Silvertone Blues (Polydor/Polygram, 1999)

Preacher and the President (Polydor/Polygram, 1998)

Great Guitars (Polydor/Polygram, 1997)

Blues of the Month Club (Polydor/Polygram, 1995)

JLW (Polydor/Polygram, 1994)

Blues Survivor (Polydor/Polygram, 1993)

Live at Slim's, Volume Two (HighTone, 1992)

Live at Slim's, Volume One (HighTone, 1991)

Blue Soul (HighTone, 1989)

The Gift (HighTone, 1988)

Cold Is the Night (HighTone, 1986)

DVDs

Live At 'On Broadway' (Blues Express, 2001)

Joe Louis Walker in Concert (inakustik, 2003)

Viva Las Vegas Live (DVD plus CD; Cleopatra Blues, 2019)


JOE LOUIS WALKER

CONCERT DATES

2021

OCT 23 SAT

Towne Crier Cafe @ 8:00pm

Beacon, NY, United States

NOV 12 FRI

Peoples Natural Gas Park @ 8:00pm

Johnstown, PA, United States

NOV 13 SAT

Music Box Supper Club @ 8:00pm

Cleveland, OH, United States

NOV 16 TUE

Dakota @ 8:00pm

Minneapolis, MN, United States

NOV 17 WED

Gas Lamp @ 8:00pm

Des Moines, IA, United States

NOV 18 THU

Shank Hall @ 8:00pm

Milwaukee, WI, United States

NOV 19 FRI

Hey Nonny @ 8:30pm

Arlington Heights, IL, United States

NOV 20 SAT

Franke Center For the Arts @ 8:00pm

Marshall, MI, United States

DEC 10 FRI

Bull Run Restaurant @ 8:00pm

Shirley, MA, United States

2022

MAR 26 SAT

Paramount Hudson Valley @ 9:45pm

Peekskill, NY, United States

JUN 10 FRI

Groove Now @ 7:00pm

Basel, Switzerland

 









JOE LOUIS WALKER

APPEARS WEEK OF

NOVEMBER 23RD 2021

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with RAY SHASHO

STREAMING at

THE CLASSIC ROCK MUSIC REPORTER

(classicrockmusicwriter.com)

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Music Tried And True

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