Blues Hall of Famer Joe Louis Walker added another distinguished honor to an ever-growing list of personal achievements by being named the Blues Foundation Blues Music Award Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the year.
Joe was also nominated for Best Rock Blues Album of the Year for his masterful Everybody Wants a Piece album, released on Provogue Records.
Throughout his lengthy career, Joe is recognized as one of the leading lights on the blues scene, having performed and recorded with artists ranging from the likes of B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and countless other well-known and legendary names.
Joe 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.”
Joe continues to tour worldwide, bring his mix of blues, rock, soul and gospel to his devoted fans throughout the world. “I’m extremely pleased to be honored by the Blues Foundation as this year’s contemporary male blues artist winner,” said Walker. “I’ve devoted my life to my music and it’s always a wonderful feeling to be recognized for doing something you love. I appreciate this award very much.”