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The Upstage Presents the Joe Louis Walker Band at the Highway 20 Roadhouse April 19th


By kenbarnettpt - Posted on 11 April 2014

Location: 
Highway Twenty Roadhouse
2152 W. Sims Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From James Lindquist on Behalf of the Upstage:

The Upstage presents Joe Louis Walker Band

Rockin' Blues Sat. Apr. 19 8:00pm

$30 ($25 'Dancer Discount')

Reservations: 360-385-2216

In 2013, The Blues Foundation inducted Joe Louis Walker into the Blues Hall of Fame as one 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. Walker’s music is equal parts rock ‘n’ roll and passionate blues.

Inspired by what he learned, Walker developed his own fiery, melodic, and always unpredictable guitar attack. 

Walker met guitarist Michael Bloomfield in 1968 and the two became fast friends. Bloomfield helped push Walker’s blues in a more rock-fueled direction. From 1975 to 1985, Walker performed nothing but gospel music, a member of The Spiritual Corinthians. In 1986, Walker returned to playing the blues, prior to joining Alligator Records in 2012, Walker had released 23 albums and toured the world virtually non-stop. He has garnered four Blues Music Awards (and has been nominated a whopping 52 times) and holds an international reputation as one of the blues’ most prolific and talented stars.

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. A regular at The Fillmore West, the legends shared their musical knowledge – Fred McDowell, Ike Turner, Albert King, Freddy King, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Lightnin’ Hopkins and many others.

He’s also recorded as a guest with some of the blues world’s best-known artists, including appearances on Grammy-winning records by B.B. King and James Cotton.

$30 ($25 dancer discount).

Hwy. 20 Roadhouse
2152 W. Sims Way
Port Townsend, WA
360-301-6357
Food & drink available

 

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Reservations: 360-385-2216
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