Mon 30 Jan 2012 to Sun 5 Feb 2012

by Joe Lewis Walker

With his blistering Alligator debut, Hellfire, Joe Louis Walker takes his rightful place among the pantheon of legendary electric blues singer/guitarist/songwriters like B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Luther Allison.

Walker is a deeply rooted artist who consistently brings fresh energy and passion to the genre. The Blues Music Award winner and Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise favorite has been releasing critically-acclaimed albums and touring the world since 1986. Produced by Grammy Award winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, George Thorogood, Susan Tedeschi), Hellfire is Joe Louis Walker’s calling card for coronation.

Joe has appeared on Late Night With Conan O’Brien, been praised in the pages of Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune and Washington Post. Alligator will provide the best marketing, publicity and radio promotion of Walker’s career, bringing him to a wider audience, befitting his status as one of the most dynamic and groundbreaking blues artists in the world.

Renowned for crafting innovative blues that merge gospel, jazz, soul, funk and rock, Joe Louis Walker turns the heat up on Hellfire, breathing fiery new life into guitar-stoked houserockin’ blues. Overflowing with vibrant, perceptive new songs delivered with passion and urgency, Hellfire is the highlight of Walker’s recording career and, indeed, one of the best, brightest blues releases in ages. Legendary vocal quartet The Jordanaires guest on two tracks.

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