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Wily Bo Walker

Wily Bo Walker is one of very few independent blues artists from the U.K. who have been inducted in to the U.S. Blues Hall of Fame

With a career spanning more than 40 years, Wily Bo works across many styles and genres; Blues, Gospel, Soul, Classic R&B, Jazz, Rock, AAA and Americana

A solo artist, songwriter, composer and performer noted for his characterful vocals and swaggering 'live' performances, he has played ‘live’ worldwide with many award-winning musicians and featured on many hundreds of recordings

From his huge New York based ‘blues and soul revue’ and recording projects to his U.K. based, New Orleans themed, ’Rattlin Bone Theatre Show’, and from his solo acoustic swamp’n’stomp shows through to his stripped-down 4 piece rockin’ Blues and Americana themed ‘Wily Bo Walker Band’, Wily Bo proves why he has been recognised as an Artist who can twist genres into new forms and is worthy of his U.S. Blues Hall of Fame accolade of
‘Master Blues Artist’

An independent Scottish artist, selling into 65 countries and with a huge global following on streaming sites like Spotify (1.5 million streams 2017/2018)

Following on from the success of the 2018 release ‘Almost Transparent Blues’; No 1 for 5 weeks in the UK album charts, Top 30 in the U.S Blues charts on Roots Music Report, Finalist in the European Blues Awards for ‘Best Album of 2018’ and nominated as ‘Best Blues (Traditional) Artist’ in the LA Critic Awards Dec 2018, Wily Bo is preparing a new trilogy of albums:

‘The Roads We Ride’
Working with E. D. Brayshaw, the double album ‘The Roads We Ride’ is a film noir script, a storyboard, a soundtrack, a classic rock & blues theatre show and a concept album completing the stories of the three characters introduced on their acclaimed ‘Stone Cold Beautiful’ release. Three people - two paths - one story…

‘Ain’t No Man A Good Man’
Expanding upon the success of his solo album ‘Moon Over Indigo’, Wily Bo and Grammy Award winning artist Danny Flam have been working with some of the cream of the U.K. blues scene (names which include Mike Ross, Stevie Watts, Pete Farrugia, Kareña K, Paul Long and more) mixing the best of U.S. & U.K. musicians with music that explores the genre-twists that have come to be expected of a Wily Bo production

‘Troubadour Jams’
Rounding off the trilogy, ’Troubadour Jams’ will feature many friends and guests reworking previous Wily Bo songs in new ways…

There will be more Wily Bo Walker Band releases in between, of course, as well as vinyl and other surprises

All roads lead to VoodooVille…

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Recent Achievements:

Nominated as ‘Best Blues (Traditional) Artist’ in the LA Critic Awards, Dec 2018

‘Almost Transparent Blues’ Finalist in the European Blues Awards ‘2018 Album of the Year’ category

No 1 Album in the Roots Music Report UK Album Charts for 5 weeks with ‘Almost Transparent Blues’, June/July 2018

Top 30 Album in the Roots Music Report U.S. Blues Album Charts with ‘Almost Transparent Blues’, June/July 2018

All 11 tracks from ‘Almost Transparent Blues’ simultaneously in the Roots Music Report Top 40 UK Song Charts, June 2018

‘Almost Transparent Blues’, ‘Moon Over Indigo’ and ‘Stone Cold Beautiful’ have all achieved ‘CD of the Week’ status in the prestigious European based Hit-Tracks Top 100

Inductee in to the US 'Blues Hall of Fame' as a 'Master Blues Artist' in Dec 2016

Finalist and Runner-up in the 2016 Banks Radio Australia Awards' 'Producer of the Year' category for 'Long Way to Heaven (Chicago Gospel Mix)'

Finalist in the 2016 British Blues Awards in the ‘Kevin Thorpe Award for Songwriter’ category

No 1 for Christmas 2015 with ‘Who Do You Love (NY Chiller Mix)’ in the Netherlands’ Hit-Tracks Top 100 charts

Runner-Up in the 2015 British Blues awards in the ‘Blues Song’ category for ‘Long Way to Heaven’

Runner-Up in the 2015 Blues awards on Severn FM in the ‘Best Studio Album of 2015’ category for ‘A Long Way from Heaven…’

7th most played Blues Artist in 2015 across all of the UK Independent Blues Association Radio shows

‘Moon Over Indigo’ and ‘Stone Cold Beautiful’ both achieved ‘CD of the Week’ status in the prestigious European based Hit-Tracks Top 100

Nominated for Best Male Vocals in the 2014 British Blues Awards

'Chattahoochee Coochee Man’, a Wily Bo Walker & The Mescal Canyon Troubadours track, featured on the Covermount CD: Issue 18 (Dec 2014) of 'The Blues' magazine

'When The Angels Call Your Time', a Wily Bo Walker original, featured on the Covermount CD: Issue 14 (July 2014) of ‘The Blues' magazine

No 1 Blues, Jazz & Classic Rock artist in the US and Worldwide MySpace charts (Jan 2013)