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Blues guitarist to play at StageOne

Published 5:50 pm, Thursday, September 20, 2012
  • Fairfield Theatre Co. will hold a performance by blues rocker Joe Louis Walker on Saturday, Sept. 22, at StageOne. Photo: Contributed Photo/Michael Weintr
    Fairfield Theatre Co. will hold a performance by blues rocker Joe Louis Walker on Saturday, Sept. 22, at StageOne. Photo: Contributed Photo/Michael Weintr

 

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Fairfield Theatre Co. will host a performance by blues rocker Joe Louis Walker at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at StageOne, 70 Sanford St. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The Chicago-based blues singer, a presence on that city's music scene for decades, delivers "gutbucket blues, joyous gospel, Rolling Stones-style rock crunch and aching R&B," according to a news release.

Walker, who debuted his label Hellfire this year and continues to tour worldwide, has a discography which includes 23 albums and two DVDs. He has won four Blues Music Awards, including the 2010 Album of the Year Award for "Between A Rock And A Hard Place," and has been nominated 43 times.

His greatest influence is the late guitarist Michael Bloomfield.

Tickets, $25 in advance, $29 at the door and $3 off for FTC members, are available at the box office at 203-259-1036 or at www.fairfieldtheatre.org.