Wily Bo Walker is a solo artist, songwriter, composer and performer noted for his characterful vocals and swaggering 'live' performances. He is also the frontman with ‘Rattlin Bone’ and ‘The Mescal Canyon Troubadours’ and works across many styles and genres; blues, rock, soul, alternative, soundtrack and jazz.
Working with long-time friend and musical collaborator, E D Brayshaw, Wily Bo is about to release an album of cinematic storylines and timeless guitar solos, ‘StoneCold Beautiful’, an album of blues & rock with a pace that harks back to the days of vinyl. Official release date 22nd May 2015.
Wily Bo is currently working on a solo album 'Moon Over Indigo' with Grammy Award winning musician and arranger, Danny Flam and a host of talented musicians.
Wily Bo has also worked with vocalist, Kareña K, on a mini-album release (Jan 2015); 'A Long Way From Heaven' as well as gigging regularly with their duo, London ‘live’ favourites, ‘The Blue Valentines’.
Wily Bo is the frontman with his ‘New Orleans blues’ festival band, Rattlin Bone. The début album 'The Life and Death Of…' is a constant sell out at shows. Currently, Wily Bo Walker is writing and recording the second Rattlin Bone album; ‘It’s Been A Wonderful Life…’
Wily Bo Walker & The Mescal Canyon Troubadours are also currently recording their début album 'Tales of The Mescal Canyon Troubadours'for release in 2015. More cinematic tales and drunken fables…
Watch out for his one-man swamp'n'stomp blues show 'Welcome to Voodooville' which Wily Bo Walker will be taking on the road late 2015 and a further new album 'Some People Kill for Passion: Welcome to Voodooville' which will be released in the new year. An album of cigar box guitars, swamp'n'stomp blues and tales of murder and mayhem!
Take the red pill: Welcome to Voodooville…
Nominated for Best Male Vocals in the 2014 British Blues Awards
Rattlin Bone nominated for Best Band in the 2014 British Blues Awards
'Chattahoochee Coochee Man', a Mescal Canyon Troubadours track featured on the Covermount CD: Issue 18 (Dec 2014) 'The Blues' magazine
'When The Angels Call Your Time', a Wily Bo Walker original, featured on the covermount CD of issue 14 (July 2014) 'The Blues' magazine
His album 'Wily Bo Walker & The Danny Flam Big Band' (Nov 2013) received worldwide critical acclaim and was considered for a 2015 Grammy nomination.
No 1 Blues, Jazz & Classic Rock artist in the US and Worldwide MySpace charts (Jan 2013)