Joe Louis Walker

Hornet's Nest

Hornet's Nest
The wisdom and soul of the blues welded to the attack of rock, with Walker’s powerhouse voice and stinging guitar work setting the tone.  Nine new originals, plus cool new versions of The Rolling Stones’ “Ride On, Baby” and Roy Hamilton’s “Don’t Let Go.”  From raucous rockers like the title track and “Ramblin’ Soul” to the deep down blues of “Stick A Fork In Me” and “I’m Gonna Walk Outside,” Joe Louis Walker creates vital, modern-day roots music like no other. “Powerful, soul-stirring, fierce and gritty. A legendary boundary-pushing icon of modern blues” – NPR

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Joe Louis Walker
Guitar and Vocals
Tom Hambridge Drums, Tambourine, Percussion and Background Vocals
Reese Wynans Piano, Wurlitzer Piano...

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Joe Louis Walker
Guitar and Vocals
Tom Hambridge Drums, Tambourine, Percussion and Background Vocals
Reese Wynans Piano, Wurlitzer Piano and Hammond B-3 Organ
Rob McNelley Guitar
Tommy MacDonald Bass

Muscle Shoals Horn Section on "All I Wanted To Do":
Charles Rose Trombone
Jim Horn Saxophone
Vinnie Ciesielski Trumpet

Ray Walker, Curtis Young
and Michael Black
Background Vocals on "Don't Let Go" and "Keep The Faith"

Produced by Tom Hambridge

Engineered by Nick Autry at Sound Stage Studios, Nashville TN
Assistant Engineer: Justin Francis

Additional Recording:
Brian Harrison at The Rendering Plant, Nashville TN
Michael Saint-Leon at The Switchyard, Nashville TN

Mixed and Mastered by Tom Hambridge and Michael Saint-Leon at The Switchyard, Nashville TN

Photos by Michael Weintrob
Design by Kevin Niemiec
Alligator logo by Michael Trossman

Thanks to Berniece Walker, Hardy and Germaine (Lil G), Lena Walker, Robin Poritzky-Walker, Lenny (L.B.) Bradford, Jo Jo Russo, Alligator Records, Bruce Iglauer, Tom Hambridge, The Thelonious Monk Institute, The Blues Foundation, The Basil Charles Foundation, Gibson Guitars, Quilter Labs & Amps, Cara Guitars, Louis Amps, Dunlop, Intrepid Artists, Bob Gordon, Beverly Green, all the musicians, writers, engineers and technicians who made this record possible. And most important—to all the music lovers who've supported the music in the past, and continue to do so, THANK YOU.

In memory of Magic Slim, Michael Burks, George Duke and Bobby Blue Bland

Booking: Intrepid Artists, (704) 358-4777, staff@intrepidartists.com

Management: bluesifyinprods@gmail.com

www.joelouiswalker.com



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    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 Hornet's Nest
Author/Publisher:  Walker, Hambridge & Fleming, Yancy Music, BMI/Tom Hambridge Tunes, ASCAP/Richard Fleming Music, BMI
4:03
Play Preview 2 All I Wanted To Do
Author/Publisher:  Walker & Hambridge, Yancy Music, BMI/Tom Hambridge Tunes, ASCAP
4:21
Play Preview 3 As The Sun Goes Down
Author/Publisher:  Hambridge & Fleming, Tom Hambridge Tunes, ASCAP/Richard Fleming Music, BMI
4:25
Play Preview 4 Stick A Fork In Me
Author/Publisher:  Hambridge & Fleming, Tom Hambridge Tunes, ASCAP/Richard Fleming Music, BMI
3:04
Play Preview 5 Don't Let Go
Author/Publisher:  Stone, Scion Three Music, LLC/Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc., BMI
4:44
Play Preview 6 Love Enough
Author/Publisher:  Walker, Hambridge & Fleming, Yancy Music, BMI/Tom Hambridge Tunes, ASCAP/Richard Fleming Music, BMI
4:37
Play Preview 7 Ramblin' Soul
Author/Publisher:  Hambridge & Fleming, Tom Hambridge Tunes, ASCAP/Richard Fleming Music, BMI
5:49
Play Preview 8 Ride On Baby
Author/Publisher:  Jagger & Richards, ABKCO Music, Inc., BMI
3:37
Play Preview 9 Soul City
Author/Publisher:  Andersen, Eyeball Music, BMI
3:54
Play Preview 10 I'm Gonna Walk Outside
Author/Publisher:  Hambridge & Fleming, Tom Hambridge Tunes, ASCAP/Richard Fleming Music, BMI
4:48
Play Preview 11 Not In Kansas Anymore
Author/Publisher:  Hambridge & Fleming, Tom Hambridge Tunes, ASCAP/Richard Fleming Music, BMI
3:37
Play Preview 12 Keep The Faith
Author/Publisher:  Walker & Hambridge, Yancy Music, BMI/Tom Hambridge Tunes, ASCAP
4:11
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