Date posted: March 2, 2012

Joe Louis Walker Video from ConanMissed award-winning blues guitarist / vocalist / songwriter Joe Louis Walker appearance on TBS’s CONAN on March 5? Check out Walker, along with his band, performing the song “Ride All Night” from his new Alligator Records debut CD, Hellfire. Billboard says Hellfire is “one of the strongest albums in Walker’s canon … gutbucket blues, joyous gospel, Rolling Stones-style rock crunch, and aching R&B… a heavenly showcase for Walker’s virtues.”

Early praise for Hellfire:

Hellfire is Walker’s most rock-oriented release. His playing is ferocious. His wah-wah inflected solo on Hellfire digresses with the kind of fierce embellishments that Jimi Hendrix might’ve conjured. The slow-burn of “What’s It Worth” spins ever wilder and wider into outer space with each solo. Walker attacks these songs like the gospel vocalist he once was.”
–Chicago Tribune