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John Earl Walker's new album is now at major online music shops and here at:
Earl's Music Shop









John Earl Walker is at Steeplechase Beer Garden on Saturday, July 8.
See his appearances page for details!







 

John Earl Walker (Born in Brooklyn, New York May 13th 1951) is an American electric blues guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and producer. John Earl began playing guitar in 1964 at age thirteen. Shortly thereafter he began forming his own bands to play at local gigs in the New York City area.
 
At one of his first gigs playing at his uncle’s wedding at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, he met Sam Cooke who was performing in the next room and it left a huge impression on him. Around this time he started writing his own music and lyrics, a practice he continues to this day. By age fifteen John was playing professional gigs in clubs with older band mates. John cites the three Kings (BB, Albert, and Freddie) along with Chuck Berry as his biggest influences as he developed his own unique style.
 
During the 60's he played with various bands and line-ups in New York including Capitol recording artists Plum Nelly who opened shows for top acts like Buddy Guy, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Dr. John, John Mayall, Fleetwood Mac, and many other luminaries. Just two days after his twentieth birthday John Earl played at Carnegie Hall with Plum Nelly, opening for the James Gang, on May 15, 1971.
 
A great day for John Earl was in December 1975, when he was asked to film a pilot playing guitar with BB King for channel 9 KHJ in Los Angeles called "Backstage Pass." Soon afterwards John Earl formed his first blues band in Los Angeles and since then has led his own bands with many different line-ups. Many of John Earl's songs have become blues Internet classics. John Earl's main guitar used live and on all his CDs is named Dorothy a 1959 Fender Stratocaster which he purchased in NYC in 1973 in a trade for his 1961 Strat plus $100.00 dollars. As well as performing in New York, John Earl Walker has performed at festivals in Australia and Sweden and also at the Fortieth Internationale Jazzwoche Burghausen in Germany in 2009.

 



 

 

Discography


Deceptive Lines - Plum Nelly - Capitol records 1971

I’m Leavin’You - The John Earl Walker Band - Walkright 2003

Little Miss Perfect -The John Earl Walker Band -  Walkright 2005
 
People Are Talkin’– John Earl Walker Band - Walkright 2005

Come Over Here - John Earl Walker - Walkright  2008

Live in Germany - John Earl Walker - Walkright 2009

Go Wild! (EP) - John Earl Walker - Walkright 2012

Mustang Blues - John Earl Walker - Walkright 2015







Thank you to the folks at
The 40th International Annual Burghausen Jazz Festival
and to all of you who came to enjoy our music!

Click the picture below to view  Video of some songs performed March 21, 2009
at The Festival and from our Live CD and December 2009 German TV special!



Tommy Keys, John Earl Walker, Frank Diorio, Peter Harris and Joey Tremelo


 

Live At Le Bar Bat, NY City
You'll find the group playing clubs, and entertainment establishments in the New York City and Tri-State area.
Performance dates can be set up worldwide through this website, or by calling John Earl Walker's representation.
See the Appearances page for info.

 



John Earl Walker and the band

And now, please feel free to listen to some music samples on the site,
or be our guest to take a look at some of the other pages.





 

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