Rock & Pop

Joe Louis Walker (in the Supper Club)

When: Fri., May 20, 8 p.m. 2016

A four-time Blues Music Award winner and 2013 Blues Hall of Fame inductee who appeared on multiple Grammy-winning albums, Walker infuses his latest album, Everybody Wants a Piece, with plenty of hard rocking guitar riffs. The title track kicks things off with soulful vocals and “Do I Love Her” throws some harmonica into the mix. He then effectively slows things down for the ballad “Gospel Blues.” The guitar work in “Witchcraft” features plenty of wah-wah and shows Walker’s ability to get into a good groove. “The cool thing about working with a producer who’s a guitar player is that you can dick around with guitar sounds,” he says. We had a wall of amps and it looked like something out of Spinal Tap. I was looking for different guitar sounds. I love to hear people like B.B. King and Albert King. You can recognize their guitar sounds right away. But I also Jimi Hendrix and what he does. It’s like canvas painting. I would hate to paint with the same color.” (Niesel)

Price: $15 ADV, $18 DOS

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