New Direction

  • 2004
  • New Direction
  • Joe Louis Walker
  • Blues Bureau International


New Direction (2004) also has a simple line-up: Joe on guitars, plus bass, drum, some keyboard. The CD title is the name of one song, but musically this is pretty much the same direction – still a good one and with a crisp, tight sound. Favorites included Joe’s apparent ode to the car culture in Custom Cars, Gibson Guitars (“Cruise the Blues”), a jumpin’ bible-thumper called Soldier for Jesus , and a long, cookin’ piano solo by Ellis Blacknell, Jr., on Mr. G’s Boogie .

These morsels should whet the appetite and keep us looking forward to the next time Joe Louis Walker plays in our area.