Joe Louis Walker is an award-winning blues and rock and roll guitar player and recording artist who has played with B.B. King and Jimi Hendrix. His knowledge of blues history is revealed by his use of older material and playing styles.
Joe Louis Walker was born in 1949 in San Francisco. His father and mother were really into the blues and under this influence 14 year old Joe started to play guitar. When he was 16 he left home and started answering guitar player ads in the paper. He became good friends with guitarist Mike Bloomfield (Butterfiel Blues Band) who introduced Joe to the Bay Area blues scene.Joe soon was opening for many blues acts – musicians like Earl Hooker, Freddy King, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Lowell Fulson, who also influenced his guitar style. (Bay Area Bands)