Photograph by Mickey Deneher
Legendary electrical blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer Joe Louis Walker has been celebrating and propelling the elusive core of the blues for over half a century. He started his legacy in 1986 and has since remained prolific, steadily releasing dozens of albums through the years that showcase his information of blues historical past–every of which cemented the Blues Corridor of Fame inductee as a torchbearer and main participant on the scene.
Walker’s latest addition to his in depth discography, Weight of the World, is about to launch on Feb. 17 by way of 40 Beneath Data and is bound to additional his distinct sound and legend, which led him to cross paths with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Branford Marsalis, James Cotton, Tower of Energy, Ike Turner, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown and Buddy Man.
At the moment, we premiere “Don’t Stroll Out That Door,” a music drenched in tender desperation, gilded horns and retro soul. The lyrics of the music carry the blues ethos of zero hesitation within the identify of affection and the attractive harmonies shared by Walker stupefy the listener as quickly as they enter the room.
“This music was a sort of a plea to somebody near me,” Walker shared with Relix. “Attempting to restore a love.”
“Don’t Stroll Out That Door,” was recorded reside off the ground with a full band in a personal studio simply exterior Woodstock, N.Y. by producer Eric Corne. After transferring to L.A. horns organized by Mark Pender have been added. From there Walker rounded the monitor out with a shocking hook whereas Corne added tremolo guitar all through the choruses to play off the Pender’s additions. The monitor additionally options Scott Milici on Hammond organ and background vocals, Geoff Murfitt on bass, John Medeiros Jr. on percussion and background vocals and Gia Ciambotti on background vocals.
Stream “Don’t Stroll Out That Door” here, and hear under.