“Everybody Wants a Piece” OUT OCTOBER 9, 2015!


With a career that goes back to the 1960s, Joe Louis Walker is one of trailblazers of the blues. The award-winning guitar slinger, vocalist and songwriter has played and recorded with everyone from Lightning Hopkins (who once threw him off the stage) to B.B. King to James Cotton. Walker has released 24 more albums and two DVDs and toured worldwide. He’s won four Blues Music Awards, including the 2010 Album Of The Year Award for Between A Rock And A Hard Place, and has been nominated for 47 more.Raining fire with his guitar and spitting brimstone with his vocals, Everybody Want A Piece begins a brand new chapter in Joe Louis Walker’s already legendary career.Tracklisting:1. Everybody Wants A Piece2. Do I Love Her3. Buzz On You4. Black & Blue5. Witchcraft6. One Sunny Day7. Gospel Blues8. Wade In The Water9. Man Of Many Words10. Young Girls Blues11. 35 Years Old

Joe Louis Walker was just named the winner of the 2015 Living Blues Awards – Critics’ Poll as “Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar).” The winners are all announced in the Aug/Sept issue of Living Blues.

In addition, JLW is a featured performer in the 2015 Living Blues Awards Readers Poll winner – Best Blues DVD of 2014: Various Artists A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert (Shout! Factory)

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Living Blues is a bi-monthly magazine focused on blues music, and America’s oldest blues periodical. The magazine stresses the position of blues as a living African American tradition. The annual Living Blues Awards have been presented since 1993 in multiple categories.  And remember, you can go to www.LivingBlues.com for a complete list of all past winners.

Joe Louis Walker will take part in the Thelonious Monk Institute Of Jazz’s International Jazz Day in Osaka, Japan on April 30, 2014. He will be hitting the stage with fellow blues artist Chris Thomas King. Many other artists will also perform, including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and John Scofield.

According to the Monk Institute, “The designation of International Jazz Day is intended to bring together communities, schools and other groups the world over to celebrate and learn more about the art of jazz, its roots and its impact. Ultimately, it seeks to foster intercultural dialogue and raise public awareness about the role of jazz music. As a language of freedom across the board, jazz promotes social inclusion, enhancing understanding, tolerance and nurturing creativity.”

From its base in Washington, DC, the Thelonious Monk Institute Of Jazz identifies jazz music’s new voices, honoring its present and past masters, and making the jazz aesthetic available and comprehensible in concert halls and classrooms around the world. The Institute is the lead nonprofit organization charged with planning, promoting and producing International Jazz Day.

Walker’s latest album, Hornet’s Nest, has been hailed as a true blues tour-de-force.
USA Today says it is “tough and resilient.”
Living Blues added, “Few contemporary blues artists blend aggression, deep feeling and eclecticism with the panache and ferocity of Joe Louis Walker.”

Premieres March 2014 on PBS (check local listings)

– World Television Premiere of Dazzling 1989 Concert Featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan,

Sam Moore, Bo Diddley, Ronnie Wood, Joe Louis Walker, Percy Sledge, Delbert McClinton, Dr. John,  and More –

This March, PBS viewers will be treated to the world television premiere of a never-before-seen historic concert featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan and some of the biggest names in blues and rock history performing their greatest hits. Recorded during a live Presidential Inaugural concert event in 1989, the video and audiotapes of this concert were presumed lost for nearly 20 years.

A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL: THE 1989 INAUGURAL CONCERT is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning March 1, 2014 (check local listings).

A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL features nearly 20 minutes of dazzling Stevie Ray Vaughan performances including “Superstition,” “Love Struck Baby” (with guest artist Jimmie Vaughan), and “Frosty,” with guest artists Jimmie Vaughan and Blues Hall of Fame legend Albert Collins

Also featured are Dr. John’s performance of “Right Place, Wrong Time,” Bo Diddley’s performance of “Hey! Bo Diddley,” with Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones, “Hoochie Coochie Man,” performed by Willie Dixon with Albert Collins, fellow Blues Hall of Fame guitarist Joe Louis Walker and Delbert McClinton, and McClinton’s own performance of  “Just A Little Bit,” with both Albert Collins and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Steve Cropper.

Finally, A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL features a very special tribute to the legendary artists who recorded for Memphis’ Stax Records. Included in this tribute are Sam Moore’s performance of “Soul Man,” Eddie Floyd’s performance of “Knock on Wood,” and a stirring duet by Carla Thomas and Billy Preston of “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby.” What makes this tribute particularly special is that these performances also include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn from the Stax Records legendary group Booker T and the MG’s, who played on the original studio recordings for these songs, and fellow netmeds.com review.

The original video for A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL was professionally recorded with seven cameras, along with a separate 24-track audio recording. When these original recordings were relocated six years ago, the original video was restored, re-mastered, color-corrected, and converted to HD, and the audio was remixed to a 6-channel, 5.1 format by the legendary audio engineer Ed Greene, who has won more than 20 Emmy® Awards for sound mixing and engineering, for programs such as American Idol, and numerous productions of the Grammy Awards® and the Academy Awards®.

A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL: THE 1989 INAUGURAL CONCERT includes these performances:

  •  “Right Place, Wrong Time” – Dr. John
  • “When A Man Loves A Woman” – Percy Sledge
  • “Knock On Wood” – Eddie Floyd with Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn
  • “Hey! Bo Diddley” – Bo Diddley with Ronnie Wood
  • “Hoochie Coochie Man” – Willie Dixon with Albert Collins, Joe Louis Walker and Delbert McClinton
  • “Soul Man” – Sam Moore with Billy Preston, Steve Cropper and Donald “Duck” Dunn
  • “Just A Little Bit” – Delbert McClinton with Steve Cropper and Albert Collins
  • “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby” – Carla Thomas and Billy Preston
  • “Frosty” – Albert Collins with Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble featuring Jimmie Vaughan
  • “Love Struck Baby” – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble featuring Jimmie Vaughan
  • “Superstition” – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
  • “Scuttle Buttin’” – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

PBS special programming invites viewers to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; hear diverse viewpoints; and take front-row seats to world-class drama and performances. Viewer contributions are an important source of funding, making PBS programs possible. PBS and public television stations offer all Americans from every walk of life the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content.

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The Blues Foundation announces the 2013 inductees for the Blues Hall of Fame, including contemporary, progressive bluesman Joe Louis Walker, soul blues singer Otis Clay, blues guitarists’ guitarist Earl Hooker, pianist Little Brother Montgomery, The Blue Yodeler Jimmie Rodgers, and early Chicago guitarist Jody Williams.The induction ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 8, at the Memphis Marriott Downtown in Memphis, Tennessee, the night before the 34th Blues Music Awards. With living musicians like B.B. King and Buddy Guy, and legends like Muddy Waters and , the Blues Hall of Fame consists of blues music’s best and brightest stars.The Blues Foundation is now raising the capital needed to showcase these legendary performers and their work by establishing Blues Hall of Fame exhibits at its 421 S. Main headquarters in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. The Blues Hall of Fame will honor inductees year round, provide interactive and educational exhibits, and create a place for serious blues fans, casual visitors, and students to congregate, celebrate and learn more about the Blues. The Raise the Roof! campaign hopes to raise the remaining funds necessary to commence construction in the fall of this year. www.blues.org

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Joe Louis Walker was just named the winner of the 2010 Living Blues Awards – Critics’ Poll as “Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar).” The winners are all announced in the new Aug/Sept issue of Living Blues, which is hot off the press!

The 2010 Living Blues Awards winners have been announced in the special 40th Anniversary issue of Living Blues. Available now, this special issue celebrates 40 years of the blues as only Living Blues can do it. On newsstands everywhere including Borders, David Kidd, and Barnes and Noble stores nationwide. This year’s winners include Buddy Guy, John Primer, Joe Louis Walker, Shemekia Copeland, Chick Willis and many more. And remember, you can go to www.LivingBlues.com for a complete list of all past winners.

Congratulations to JLW! “Between A Rock and The Blues” takes home the 2010 BMA ALBUM OF THE YEAR in Memphis, TN. A special thanks to the Blues Foundation and all its members and all the blues fans for supporting JLW and the Blues which helps make this great event and album possible.

In addition special thanks to Robin Poritzky Walker, Holger Petersen Stony Plain Records, Duke Robillard, Jack Gauthier Lakewest Recording, Rick Booth of Intrepid Artists, David L. Jones of Cathouse Music, Kevin Eubanks, Henry Oden, Ellis Eugene Blacknell Jr., Jeff Minnieweather, Bruce Katz, Jesse Williams, Mark Teixeira, Doug James, Carl Querfurth, Sugar Ray Norcia, Murali Coryell, Steve Hall, Joe Russo, Fat Harry Dorth and Dennise Londt and Todd Sharpville. For current tour dates, click here.

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