Joe Louis Walker

“a legendary boundary-pushing icon of modern blues,” - NPR


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Just nominated for the 2017 Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar) !!!

Would like to THANK Living Blues, our label, the band, TTA, Robin,Zemaitis, Jim Dunlop Guitar Products, RedPlate Amplifiers, & THE FANS ... ALWAYS an honor
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Won it back in 2015 ... Who knows, lightning can strike twice ... Right? Thanks everyone

Throwback to the 1980's Cold Is The Night

JLW in Beijing 

We were happy to have met so many people who were excited to see us perform in China. They were very knowledgeable, interested and appreciative of our music and culture. Many people from all over the world call Beijing home. Quite a few feel that Blues music captures the public's imagination and attention in a unique way. Our goal is to continue to help bring that to fruition. We thank everyone at the Blue Note Beijing for bringing us over, and in turn, for bringing the Blues to so many new ears. We look forward to returning soon. 

Thank you people of Beijing, China. You were so gracious to us and our music - Joe Louis Walker

Looking forward to September 6, 2017

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A Benefit Concert For The Blues Foundation

feat. William Bell, Shemekia Copeland, John Sebastian, Ruthie Foster, Eric Krasno, Bill Sims, Bob Margolin, Scott Sharrard, Joe Louis Walker, Marcus King, Tash Neal, King Solomon Hicks, Danny Clinch, Chris Scianni

Musical Director: Jimmy Vivino - House Band: Will Lee, Danny Louis, Leon Pendarvis, Shawn Pelton, Bette Sussman, Jerry Vivino, Erik Lawrence, Earl Gardner



Great picnic with Robin Poritzky-Walker, Murali Coryell, Will Gorman, Ian Segal, Greg Jackson, Mick, Clementine, Lenny Bradford, Byron “Kidd” Cage, Gabe, Rick Estrin, Dino Baptiste, Lucas, & Popeye.

Basil Charles, Samantha Goodluck, & I couldn’t make it because we were busy working to make sure the Mustique Blues Festival runs smoothly … The response has been GREAT! Thanks also to the new state of the art venue on Bequia for hosting us last weekend. We are here till FEB 2 & have a gig on St. Vincent this weekend.

THANK YOU AGAIN to everyone, friends, musicians, Mick Jagger &The Rolling Stones for continuing to show the support BLUES music DESERVES.


I’d like to thank the GRAMMY Foundation & nominating committee, Mascot Label Group, Tina Terry Agency, Neil O’Brien Entertainment, Veryshow, KULTOPOLUS & John Lappen. Also, Paul Nelson – Producer, Phil Magnotti – Engineer, JO JO Russo – Songwriter, Tom Perme – Tech & the great musicians that make up my BAND – Lenny Bradford, Byron Cage, Phillip Young who helped record, write, sing and play on EVERYBODY WANTS A PIECE & Travis Reed, a charter member of the band.

But mainly I’d like to THANK my Wife Robin Poritzky – Walker & Family – Lena Walker, Bernice Hardy Walker & my Grandson Germaine ( LIL G ). Thanks for your support and LUV – JLW


He had all the right moves. He played air GTR better than I was playing real GTR. Can’t wait to hear him in 10 yrs. He had all the bikers, blues aficionados, beachcombers, outta towners … all of us just couldn’t take our eyes off him. I had to get him on stage and he stole the show … WITHOUT A GTR – Imagine what he’s gonna do when he gets one!

YOUNG PEOPLE NEED ACCESS to creative endeavors. Now more than ever! Please GIVE GIVE GIVE … SUPPORT them in anyway you can … I CAN’T SAY THIS ENOUGH – THERE is great HOPE in the eyes of a child excited to LEARN and understand.