Date posted: May 9, 2013

joelouiswalker(hellfire)Congratulations to Joe Louis Walker who was inducted into the Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame the evening of May 8 during a ceremony held at the Memphis Marriott Downtown.

According to The Blues Foundation, “The Blues Hall of Fame is a historical record of those who have made the blues timeless through performance, documentation, and recording. Since its inception in 1980, The Blues Foundation has inducted new members annually into the Blues Hall of Fame for their historical contribution, impact and overall influence on the blues.” Previous inductees include B.B. King, Hound Dog Taylor, Koko Taylor, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Howlin’ Wolf and other blues greats.

According to Walker, the induction is humbling. “I am honored to be in the company of the great artists already inducted. It’s a dream come true. So many of the other inductees were not alive to appreciate the recognition. I hope to live up to the honor.”