The Earlville Opera House will welcome the Grammy-winning blues of the Joe Louis Walker Band at 8 p.m. Saturday. Walker was recently inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and nominated for four Blues Music Association awards.
Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest honor given to blues artists. Walker’s nominations were for B.B King Entertainer Of The Year, Contemporary Blues Album for release Hellfire, Contemporary Blues Male Artist and for Gibson Guitar.
Joe Louis Walker grew up in the Fillmore district of San Francisco in the late 1950s and early ‘60s. His influences include early years playing with Lightnin’ Hopkins, Fred McDowell, Magic Sam and Earl “Zebedee” Hooker. He was part of the musical psychedelic scene.
General admission is $18, $16 for EOH members, and students tickets are discounted to $13. Premium seating in the first four rows is an added $5. The EOH Theater is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift.
For more information, or to reserve your seats, call (315) 691-3550 or visit www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is at 18 E. Main St., in Earlville.