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  • The Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation presents Alligator Records recording artist Joe Louis Walker in concert!

    September 10, 2015 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    The Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation & The Boondocks Lounge are proud to present Alligator Records recording artist Joe Louis Walker in concert, in a KXCI Presents show on Thursday September 10, 2015. Joe Louis Walker is known worldwide as one of the genre's top musical trailblazers - a mesmerizing guitarist and a soul testifying vocalist. His music is equal parts Rock & Roll fire and blistering passionate Blues. Walker was born in San Francisco on Christmas Day 1949. He picked up guitar as a child and by the age of 16 was opening for and backing up touring acts like Lightnin' Hopkins, Thelonius Monk and Jimi Hendrix as the house guitarist for The Matrix. As a regular at The Fillmore West he played with, and learned from, Albert King, Ike Turner, Freddy King, Robert Lockwood and more. He and the legendary Mike Bloomfield became roommates with Bloomfield becoming one of Walker's main influences. From 1975-1985 Joe played Gospel with The Spiritual Corinthians. In 1986 Walker released his 1st album for Hightone Records. He has followed that with 23 more albums winning him numerous awards and well-deserved fame around the world. He's been inducted into The Blues Hall of Fame by The Blues Foundation and in 2013 received the Living Blues award for Album of The Year for his Alligator Records debut, "Hellfire." Joe Louis Walker will bring his electrifying performance to The Boondocks Lounge on Thursday September 10, 2015. The show will run from 7-10 PM. The non-profit, all volunteer Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation has partnered with Tucson's favorite juke joint, The Boondocks Lounge to support local and national Blues acts for several years. This is one of our most anticipated shows. Advance tickets at The Boondocks Lounge are $12. Day of show tickets are $15 with a $3 discount for SABHF & KXCI members. For more info please contact Marty Kool at marty@kxci.org, or Boondocks Lounge at 690-0991.