Wily Bo Walker
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Biography
With a career spanning more than 40 years, Wily Bo works across many styles and genres; Blues, Gospel, Soul, Classic R&B, Jazz, Rock, AAA and Americana

A solo artist, songwriter, composer and performer noted for his characterful vocals and swaggering 'live' performances, he has played ‘live’ worldwide with many award-winning musicians and featured on many hundreds of recordings

From his huge New York based ‘blues and soul revue’ and recording projects to his U.K. based, New Orleans themed, ’Rattlin Bone Theatre Show’, and from his solo acoustic swamp’n’stomp shows through to his stripped-down 4 piece rockin’ Blues and Americana themed ‘Wily Bo Walker Band’, Wily Bo proves why he has been recognised as an Artist who can twist genres into new forms and is worthy of his U.S. Blues Hall of Fame accolade of
‘Master Blues Artist’

An independent Scottish artist, selling into 65 countries and with a huge global following on streaming sites like Spotify (1.5 million streams 2017/2018)

Following on from the success of the 2018 release ‘Almost Transparent Blues’; No 1 for 5 weeks in the UK album charts, Top 30 in the U.S Blues charts on Roots Music Report, Finalist in the European Blues Awards for ‘Best Album of 2018’ and nominated as ‘Best Blues (Traditional) Artist’ in the LA Critic Awards Dec 2018, Wily Bo is preparing a new trilogy of albums:

‘The Roads We Ride’
Working with E. D. Brayshaw, the double album ‘The Roads We Ride’ is a film noir script, a storyboard, a rock, blues & americana soundtrack and a concept album completing the stories of the three characters introduced on their acclaimed ‘Stone Cold Beautiful’ release.
Three people - two paths - one story…

‘Ain’t No Man A Good Man’
Expanding upon the success of his solo album ‘Moon Over Indigo’, Wily Bo and Grammy Award winning artist Danny Flam have been working with some of the cream of the U.K. blues scene (names which include Mike Ross, Stevie Watts, Pete Farrugia, Kareña K, Paul Long and more) mixing the best of U.S. & U.K. musicians with music that explores the genre-twists that have come to be expected of a Wily Bo production

‘Troubadour Jams’
Rounding off the trilogy, ’Troubadour Jams’ will feature many friends and guests reworking previous Wily Bo songs in new ways…

There will be more Wily Bo Walker Band releases in between, of course, as well as vinyl and other surprises

All roads lead to VoodooVille…
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  • Members:
    Wily Bo Walker
  • Sounds Like:
    Dr John, Leonard Cohen, Robbie Robertson, Warren Zevon, Bob Schneider, Mark Lanegan
  • Influences:
    Robbie Robertson, Mark Lanegan, Bob Seger, Cab Calloway, Greg Allman, Leonard Cohen, Joe Cocker, Warren Zevon, Bob Schneider
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    08/20/10
  • Profile Last Updated:
    04/19/19 09:49:42
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