Joe Louis Walker
The Little Concert Series presented by Different Radio kicks off 2017 in style with blues legend Joe Louis Walker 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. Tickets are $20, and you can get them HERE.
NPR Music has called Walker “a legendary boundary-pushing icon of modern blues,” and he is already being referred to within the blues world as a living legend. The guitar virtuoso is a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner. Walker has toured extensively throughout his career, performing at the world’s most renowned music festivals, and he has earned a legion of dedicated fans. His latest high acclaimed album Everybody Wants A Piece cements his legacy as a prolific torchbearer for the blues. Looking back on his rich history, Walker shares, "I'd like to be known for the credibility of a lifetime of being true to my music and the blues. Sometimes I feel I've learned more from my failures, than from my success . But that's made me stronger and more adventurous. And helped me create my own style . I'd like to think that when someone puts on one of my records they would know from the first notes, 'That's Joe Louis Walker.'"
About The Little Concert Series: This exciting series from the Little Theatre features a diverse set of musical shows presented by Different Radio – WRUR-FM 88.5 in Rochester and WITH-FM 90.1 in Ithaca. Guitarist Kaki King, rock legend Alejandro Escovedo, folk icon Loudon Wainwright III, and the dynamic Rochester group Danielle Ponder and The Tomorrow People also performed in 2016 as part of The Little Concert Series.
The Little Concert Series is made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), along with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Support for the Joe Louis Walker concert is provided by Rohrbach Brewing Company