Joe Louis Walker / Press

““…one of the most underrated artists on the blues scene today” “…it's safe to say that he's never put his imprint on an album like he has with Hellfire” “The Reverend has already listened to Hellfire several times now, and let me say, you've never heard Joe Louis Walker quite like this before"”

“He expertly updates the timeless urban blues sound”

San Francisco Chronicle

“Walker is a singer with a Cadillac of a voice. He delivers no-nonsense, gutsy blues. His guitar solos are fast, wiry and incisive, moaning with bluesy despair.”

New York Times

“Clenched-fist blues passion, searing guitar and powerful, soulful vocals”

Washington Post


Rolling Stone

“His fretwork is indelibly stamped with his own trademark blend of emotional heat and impeccable precision—even at his most flamboyant, Walker sounds as if he’s playing ideas, not just notes.”

Living Blues

“One of contemporary blues’ most dynamic and innovative musicians, releasing consistently exciting music. No matter what he’s singing, Walker’s approach is soulful, heartfelt and spellbinding.”

Blues Revue