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John Earl Walker is back at Thai Rock in
Rockaway Beach on July 22.
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
Jazzwoche Burghausen in Germany in 2009.
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
Go Wild! (EP) - John Earl Walker - Walkright 2012
Mustang Blues - John Earl Walker - Walkright 2015
to the folks at
The 40th International Annual Burghausen
and to all of you who came to enjoy our music!
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!
Keys, John Earl Walker, Frank Diorio, Peter
Harris and Joey Tremelo
At Le Bar Bat, NY City
find the group playing
clubs, and entertainment
establishments in the New
York City and Tri-State
Performance dates can be
set up worldwide
this website, or by
See the Appearances
page for info.
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