Alligator Records is pleased to announce the signing of celebrated guitarist / vocalist / songwriter Joe Louis Walker, the man Blues Revue called “one of contemporary blues’ most dynamic and innovative musicians, who releases consistently exciting music. No matter what he’s singing, Walker’s approach is soulful, heartfelt and spellbinding.” According to Living Blues, he is “one of today’s modern musical masters.” Walker’s Alligator debut will be released in January of 2012.
Alligator president Bruce Iglauer is thrilled to have Walker on board. “Joe Louis Walker is one of the most exciting and passionate bluesmen of his generation. He’s a major talent whose music speaks to both blues and rock fans. We’re excited to help bring his music to a larger audience than ever.”
And Walker’s in full agreement. “Alligator has clearly been one of the most important blues labels of our time and I am proud to say that I am an Alligator artist. I look forward to being part of the Alligator family.”
The New York Times raved, “Walker is a singer with a Cadillac of a voice. He delivers no-nonsense, gutsy blues. His voice is weather-beaten but ready for more; his guitar solos are fast, wiry and incisive, moaning with bluesy despair.”.