Joe Louis Walker is a true powerhouse guitar virtuoso, unique singer, and prolific songwriter. Walker, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner, has toured extensively throughout his career performing at the world’s most renowned music festivals, and earned a legion of dedicated fans. His latest highly-acclaimed album Everybody Wants A Piece cements his legacy as a prolific torch bearer for the blues.
Walker picked up the guitar as a child and by the time he was 16 was regularly backing touring blues artists rolling through town. As a 16-year-old, Walker was the house guitarist at San Francisco’s famed musical playground, The Matrix, where he played with or opened shows for everyone from Lightnin’ Hopkins to Jimi Hendrix to Thelonious Monk. NPR Music has called Walker “a legendary boundary-pushing icon of modern blues,” and he is already being referred to within the blues world as a living legend.