Tag Archives: Joe Louis Walker

Sugar Ray Norcia, Elvin Bishop and John Nemeth lead latest Blues Music Awards nominations

Last week, we told you about this year’s nominees for the annual Grammy Awards, where the type of music on which this blog focuses is often confined to a handful of categories at best, with now just one dedicated blues … Continue reading

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Summertime Blues edition

“Monday again, I can’t face another day…”: Janiva Magness captures the start of the workweek perfectly with this opening line from the song “I Need a Man” off her new album Original, but hopefully we can help you through the … Continue reading

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Guitarist Walter Trout turns away death, embraces the music with The Blues Came Callin’

Blues-rocker Walter Trout certainly has a lot to celebrate these days, with a new album, biography, and documentary all slated for release in the coming weeks as part of a long-planned celebration of Trout’s 25th year as a solo artist, … Continue reading

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The BluesPowR Radio Hour is back!

Check out the spring edition of our BluesPowR Radio Hour, featuring new music from the likes of Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, The Robert Cray Band, Downchild, Damon Fowler, Eden Brent, Matt Schofield, … Continue reading

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Joe Louis Walker kicks up some stinging blues on Hornet’s Nest

After delivering all kinds of Hellfire on his 2012 album, blues singer and guitarist Joe Louis Walker is back with another terrific offering on Alligator Records in Hornet’s Nest. Like that prior project, Hornet’s Nest was again produced by Tom … Continue reading

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The year in re-blues, part 2: presenting the BluesPowR Radio Hour

Just before the new year, you may recall we took a quick look back at some of the best of 2012. But since words themselves don’t always do justice to the great new music we heard and wrote about during … Continue reading

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Heavenly new blues from Pinetop Perkins, Lurrie Bell

It’s been just over a year since the blues world bid farewell to one of its true masters in pianist Pinetop Perkins, who died at age 97 only weeks after receiving a Grammy Award for his Joined at the Hip project with former Muddy Waters … Continue reading

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Joe Louis Walker unleashes some Hellfire on Alligator Records debut

The last we heard from the guitar-slinging Joe Louis Walker, he and some friends were caught up in quite a Blues Conspiracy aboard the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise. After the switch to a new label and a little time in studio with … Continue reading

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Joe Louis Walker goes cruisin’ for some bluesin’

We at the BluesPowR Blog have never had the good fortune of being aboard the floating stage they call a blues cruise, but would imagine it’s difficult to get much closer to the musical part of the experience than Joe Louis … Continue reading

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More on the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival: Day Two Recap

Day two of the ninth Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival began in a similar fashion as the first, with a parade from a Mummers string band, this time of the Polish variety. But unlike the previous day, the BluesPowR Blog was there to … Continue reading

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