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Roy Michael Walker (Big Walker) born at Fort Sill, Lawton
Oklahoma. Sings, writes his own music, plays saxophone and harmonica.
Extremely versatile in many styles of American folk music, blues, country,
soul and rock n roll. With a majestic stage presence and a dark voice
between Muddy Waters and Jimi Hendrix, Cab Calloway or
Louis Jordan. He plays
the harmonica in many styles such as James Cotton,
Sonny Terry, Charley McCoy
but still very much himself.
Incredibly, he plays Chicago style saxophone with a touch of King Curtis, Eddie Shaw, Clarence Clemons. He played in The Luther Tucker Band backing artists such as Lowell Fulson, Percy Mayfield, Big Mama Thornton, Jimmy Dawkins ...
Recorded and toured with Michael Bloomfield Band in the late 70's. Played in several bands and on many CD recordings with folk blues musician Eric Bibb and Derrick toured and recorded with Zora Young, Jimmy Dawkins...
Performs in Broadway musical Big River, West Side Story and makes guests
aprincees in Panetoz Dansa Pausa music video, The Hives Go Right Ahead music
Video and the J-Son Mr. Feelgood music video.
His CD releases, Still Dream Walking and new CD Root Walking world wide release out now. Derrick AKA Big Walker and his band live in Europe.
For more info www.bigwalker.us
Chuck Anthony - American guitarist, born and raised in Chester Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, based in Sweden Known for playing with Jazz musician Roy Ayers.
Fredrik Hellberg - Born 1965 Freelance drummer, working hard in the Stockholm music scene Performing in several groups with everything from swing jazz, rhythm & blues, jump and boogie, to blues, soul, funk and pop/rock. Performing in Sweden and Europe.
Ralph Youngblod - From Brooklyn, NY. Learned to play bass, flute, and saxophone at 17. Studied cello for six years with Robert Gardner of the New York City Opera Company. Has played bass with various underground rock bands during the '80s and 90's