American legend rocks up for night of Blues in Mossley

HALL of Fame inductee Joe Louis Walker is bringing the Blues to Mossley in the New Year.

The 67-year-old American, four-time Blues Music Award winner is heading to the George Lawton Hall on Wednesday, January 1

Walker, who will be supported by Mossley based Kyla Brox, was born in San Francisco,

He took up the guitar at 14 and two years later was already known on the Bay Area music scene, playing blues with an occasional foray into psychedelic rock.

For a while, he roomed with Mike Bloomfield, who introduced him to Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead.

A powerhouse guitar virtuoso, unique singer and prolific songwriter, Walker has toured extensively throughout his career, performed at the world’s most renowned music festivals, and earned a legion of dedicated fans.

“I’d like to be known for the credibility of a lifetime of being true to my music and the blues,” he said.

“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’.

“I’d really like to inspire younger musicians to carry on the legacy of blues/roots music.

“But play, and do it your way, don’t afraid to mix it up. There’s no right or wrong way.”

Tickets cost £20 if bought in advance and are available online: and and  

They are also on sale at Alan and Viv’s chip shop, opposite Mossley Train Station, and Uppermill Post Office.

More information can be obtained by emailing:

Promoter Neil Williams is also bringing two more acts to the area in December.

Frank Zappa tribute act, the Muffin Men, play at Friezland Church Hall on Friday, December 8.

Then on Saturday, December 16, the Revolutionaires bring their sizzlin’ Hot 1950’s R&B and R&R combo to Friezland Church Hall, Greenfield.


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