Joe Louis Walker, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner, celebrates a career that exceeds a half a century. His new album Everybody Wants A Piece cements his legacy as a prolific torchbearer for the blues. Always an artist deeply expressive lyrically, Walker continues to write and sing about themes that are universal. This time out Joe has brought on Paul Nelson to produce his album which was recorded at his famed Chop Shop studio on the east coast. Nelson is a Grammy winning guitarist/producer who also appears as guest guitarist on two tracks on Everybody Wants A Piece. A true powerhouse guitar virtuoso, unique singer and prolific songwriter, Joe has toured extensively throughout his career, performed at the world’s most renowned music festivals, and earned a legion of dedicated fans.
Everybody Wants A Piece will be available for the first time at Joe’s appearance at Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco on September 18 and throughout his upcoming tour.
Intrepid Artists International Is Proud To Welcome Alligator Recording Artist, Toronzo Cannon!
Growing up in the shadow of Chicago’s blues mecca, Theresa’s Lounge, had a lasting effect on Toronzo Cannon. As a kid, Toronzo would listen to the raw, soulful sounds of legends like Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and Muddy Waters. “It wasn’t just the music that got me, but the effect on the people. I knew right then, that was what I was gonna do.” These experiences led him to pick up his first guitar as a teenager and he began to learn to sing and play the sounds he heard. Inspired by the Three Kings (Freddie, B.B., and Albert), Jimi Hendrix, and some 70’s R&B/Soul, Toronzo soon developed his own sound. “If I wasn’t gigging, I was hitting every jam session I could find. I couldn’t get enough.” It was during this time that he developed his own powerful, gospel-flavored vocal style and electrifying stage presence.
He was nominated for a BLUES MUSIC AWARD for “BEST ROCK/BLUES CD”, and inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame in 2013. This Bluesman is one of CHICAGO’S FINEST. Check him out, YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED.
Seven years ago while visiting New Orleans in the springtime, Seattle native Colin Lake met his future wife in the airport. The meeting sparked a cosmic chain reaction that would change his life forever. Overwhelmed by the gravity that seemed to be drawing him to the city, Lake moved to town less than a year later and his passion and innate feel for roots music would find fertile ground from which to spring. While his powerful vocal style and soulful touch on the guitar and lap steel owe heavily to countless blues greats, it’s Lake’s knack for song craft that sets him apart from almost anyone in that genre.
Lake’s forthcoming album, One Thing That’s For Sure, captures the songwriter’s unique musical vision, delivering penetrating lyrics with soul and gritty sincerity. On the album’s eleven original songs, Lake sings of love and longing, truth and transcendence, hope and struggle. These are love songs, but not just in the romantic sense — these are songs that celebrate love’s well earned triumph over fear and tread the territory where light and shadows meet.
2015 has been a banner year for Seattle’s Polyrhythmics with the release of a critically acclaimed 7” dubbed The Killion Sessions, a series of high profile shows in New Orleans during Mardi Gras and Jazzfest, and the impending release of their third full length album Octagon. On the heels of an 18-month touring cycle behind Libra Stripes, the collective continues to evolve and mature into muscular live unit apt to painting vivid instrumental imagery using complex rhythms and a unique precision that is redefining the term “funk” for 21st century audiences.
One year after a lifesaving liver transplant last Memorial Day, blues-rock guitarist Walter Trout has much to be thankful for as he prepares to return to the stage next week. Here’s what Trout had to say when we talked with him by phone a few weeks back about being 10 days away from death, his “third chance at life” and returning health, the upcoming “I’m Back!” tour, and some of the other artists he’s worked with, admired, and mentored through the years, from such legends as John Mayall and Luther Allison to Mike Zito, UK blues-rocker Danny Bryant, and up-and-comers like Laurence Jones and Trout’s own son Jon.
To read the rest of the interview click this link – http://blog.bluespowr.com/hes-back-an-exclusive-interview-with-blues-rocker-walter-trout/