World Touring Joe Louis Walker Stops at Funk ‘n Waffles

Photo by Azure Eyes Photography

Joe Louis Walker, 2017 Grammy nominee, played Friday night to a dedicated Blues crowd at Funk ‘n Waffles Downtown. Byron Cage, local Liverpool drummer, travels internationally with the band.

Joe Louis Walker put down his guitar for a bit to mingle and serenade the crowd personally with his harmonica skills. Lenny Bradford held  it down on bass and Bruce Bears joined the group on keys. Each player is extremely gifted and able to showcase their talents. “This is the best I’ve heard the room sound,” Joanna Kwiek Rice commented and I agreed. It was a solid set of covers and originals seamlessly intertwined.

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Taylor Charles captured some phenomenal shots. See his gallery here:

Rumor has it you can catch them in Syracuse again at this summer’s Blues Fest.

Byron also kicked off a Go Fund Me Campaign for his own album featuring local talents Joey Arcuri, Jessica Brown, London McDaniel and Will Gorman. The album  artwork was created by Kara Daviau and myself. Support this project here:


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