We here at Willie Walker Headquarters are thrilled to announce that Willie will be heading to South America where he will hit the road with the Brazil-based Igor Prado Band!
A deep traditional blues and West Coast swing player, guitarist Igor Prado - along with his band - has toured internationally with such American blues luminaries as Rick Estrin, Curtis Salgado, Lynwood Slim, Mark Hummel and Junior Watson, just to name a few.
The band's recordings have landed them on more "Best Of" lists than can be counted.....
In 2012, Igor Prado launched the ambitious "Blues & Soul Sessions" which featured artists such as Curtis Salgado, Tia Carroll, JJ Jackson, Sax Gordon, Greg Wilson and Donny Nichilo among others in a real tribute to Blues and Soul music of the '60s and '70s. Recorded live on analog tape, the album was a massive critical success despite having only been released in South America. So powerful was this recording that it was voted "Album of the Year" by the American blues website Blues Junction and was nominated in the "Bravo" category by Blues Revue magazine alongside releases from Ben Harper, harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite and Gary Clark, Jr.!
Willie is thrilled to have this opportunity and we are hoping to keep you updated while he is off on his Brazilian adventure......stay tuned!