Can there be any doubt that Joe Louis Walker has finally arrived? Between a Rock and the Blues, released in the fall of 2009, has earned him five Blues Music Awards nominations, more than any other artist. After a quarter-century on the national circuit, it's about time.
Walker is a postmodern bluesman firmly rooted in tradition. He's absorbed postwar electric guitarists, ranging from the three Kings to the Texas-to-California school led by T-Bone Walker; he also… more »