The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

May 28, 2013

Blues legend to perform locally


HUGHESVILLE —  Award-winning guitar slinger, passionate vocalist and gifted songwriter Joe Louis Walker will perform at the Billtown Blues Festival in Hughesville on June 9.

Walker has been releasing groundbreaking music since 1986. On Feb. 13, The Blues Foundation named Joe Louis Walker to be a 2013 Blues Hall Of Fame inductee. Walker has won four Blues Music Awards (BMA) and has been nominated for 48 more. He was recently nominated for four 2013 BMAs: B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year, Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year — “Hellfire,” Contemporary Blues Male Artist Of The Year and Gibson Guitar Guitarist Of The Year.

Walker has recorded as a guest with some of the blues world’s best-known artists, including appearances on Grammy-winning records by B.B. King and James Cotton.

Rolling Stone simply calls him “ferocious.”