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Joe Louis Walker

Joe Louis Walker

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birthday
25th
December, 1949
Birth Place
San Francisco, United States
Birth Sign
capricorn
Biography

Joe Louis Walker, also known as JLW (born December 25, 1949) is an American musician, best known as an electric blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer. His knowledge of blues history is revealed by his use of older material and playing styles.
NPR Music described him as “Powerful, soul-stirring, fierce and gritty…a legendary boundary-pushing icon of modern blues.” Another music journalist noted “If you define ‘blues’ by the rigid categories of structure rather than the flexible language of feeling allusion, Robert Cray… Larry Garner, Joe Louis Walker and James Armstrong are a new and uncategorizable breed, their music blues-like rather than blues, each of them blending ideas and devices from a variety of sources – soul, rock, jazz, gospel – with a sophisication beyond the reach of their forerunners”.

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Also Known As

JLW

Birth Name

Louis Joseph Walker Jr.

Genres

Electric blues

Labels

Polygram, HighTone, Provogue, Evidence Music, JSP, Stony Plain, Verve Records/Gitanes, Alligator Records

Years Active

1964 present

Name

Joe Louis Walker

Nationality

United States of America

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