Next up is the latest from Joe Louis Walker, the album is "Hellfire" and it's on Alligator Records. Walker actually went to school to study music and has pretty much played with everybody over the years from Mike Bloomfield to John Lee Hooker - the title tune is pretty much a rager, the slower ones are pretty generic but solid. If I were still grading papers at VC, this one would be competent if uninspired. While Walker is solid, local blues shredder Randy Rich is way better.
Rockin' Roll Call
Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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