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Charles Walker Band / Press

“The clear highlight of the set was the Walker penned “Keep Takin.” Walker finally took vocal duties and the beat felt more soulful. Walker’s saxophone playing was incredible. His solo included him strolling through the crowd, sitting next to a student, and basically posing for pictures while he wowed the entire crowd.”

“The Charles Walker Band is a Soul/Funk juggernaut, hotter than a ghost pepper colonic and funkier than the funkiest mosquito’s tweeter. Uptown Funk might give it to you, but Charles Walker and Co.’s Soul will lift your spirits, engage your head, move your ass, work you up, melt you down and mold your essence into a better version of you.”

“• “Sexy bass-lines, funky horns and killer vocals…The best way to get your funk on””

“• “extremely strong melodies, stellar arrangements…Walker’s Prince affections come strongly to the fore…Carmon’s incredible vocal soars above…” -Rick Tvedt, Local Sounds Sept 2014”

“The band’s seductive vocalist hosts the smokiest done-me-wrong sass this side of Chicago as the talented crew swoops down in restless caresses, ticklish twists and practiced passions; tackling upbeat scenes as easily as towering power ballads...”

“CWB’s old school cool unspools pimped-out bounce and pumped-up funk powered by rubber-band bass, kick ass sax and soulful vocals...”

“The roots of the dynamic band lie in traditional blues, but over the years since Motown, funk and even reggae added.”

““If Jill Scott and Pam Grier had a baby, it would be Porsche Carmon, that’s FUNK Sho’Nuff!””

“This is a band that is best enjoyed live, which is probably the best compliment that you can give a funk band.”

““The entire album [Used and Defiant] grooves deeply and there is never a dull moment, proving the bands tremendous genius. An album with diversity, spontaneity, and wholly gratifying, this album appeals to a wide spectrum of listeners.” ”

“The previous experiences and musical backgrounds of this quintet have molded their sounds into a mixing bowl of styles and genres, which is presented straight ahead or sometimes masterfully blended into an artful, pleasant mélange. ”

“With a scope that includes straight blues, up-to-date R&B and…heavy funk rhythm…Walker works with a tough band… ”

“packaged with one remarkable difference-his sax. This is always to the fore, either driving the music along, or supplying a new take in the solos.”

“the band lays down sounds that invoke steely resolve to fight against mistreatment-both personal and political-and strive for a better day..[Walker's] adept at melding tough-minded righteousness with non-didactic lyric flair. ”

“There's an urgency to Used and Defiant that's built on the intensity of Walker's tenor saxophone jams. It's also built on the swagger of Shanna Jackson's passionate vocals.”

“Tight, classy kick ass blues from Milwaukee, WI. Deep grooving, high energy music propelled by the charismatic vocals of Miss Shanna Jackson and expertly supported by 4 seasoned career musicians including songwriter and bandleader Charles Walker himself. Music to season your soul with.”