Joe Louis Walker, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner celebrates a career that exceeds a half a century. His new album Everybody Wants A Piece cements his legacy as a prolific torchbearer for the blues. Looking back on his rich history, Walker shares, Id like to be known for the credibility of a lifetime of being true to my music and the blues. Sometimes I feel Ive learned more from my failures, than from my success . But thats made me stronger and more adventurous. And helped me create my own style . Id like to think that when someone puts on one of my records they would know from the first notes, Thats Joe Louis Walker.'
Always an artist deeply expressive lyrically, Walker continues to write and sing about themes that are universal. On Black & Blue he talks about a love affair thats falling apart, but theres an effort to keep it going. He offers, The lyric Lets find a quiet place, A place out of townWe Need to talk this thru, Be honest & True says it all in trying to save the relationship. He cites the title track as a composition that might not have a deep meaning, but in presenting the thought, Everybody wants a piece of your love, offers a double entendre that speaks for itself. With a deep history and background in gospel, Walker looks towards Wade in the Water as an instant all time favorite. He reveals, The inspirational lyric The water is deep, the water is cold, it chills my body, BUT NOT MY SOUL is expressing my belief that the spiritual will carry you through when the physical cant.
This time out Joe has brought on Paul Nelson to produce his album which was recorded at his famed Chop Shop studio on the east coast. Nelson is a Grammy winning guitarist/producer who was rock/blues legend Johnny Winters guitarist, and who also appears as guest guitarist on two tracks on Everybody Wants A Piece.
Tickets are valid for one show only. The doors open at 5:30pm, the first show begins at 7:30pm and the second show at starts 10pm. We begin seating for the second show at 9:30pm. Seating is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, we recommend that customers arrive early to secure preferred seating. Singles patrons will be at sat at the bar.
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