Wily Bo Walker
  • AAA / Blues / Rock
  • Location:
    EUROPE: United Kingdom
  • Record Label:
    Mescal Canyon Records / Flaming Hearts Records
  • Website:
    wilybo.com/
  • AirPlay Direct Link:
    AirPlayDirect.com/wilybo
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Biography
Wily Bo Walker is a Songwriter, Storyteller and Solo Artist noted for his characterful vocals and swaggering 'live' performances

Renowned as being a diverse and prolific artist and hailing originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Wily Bo Walker works across many styles and genres

In 2016, the compilation twin album releases ‘The Wily Bo Walker Story Volume I & Volume II’ were released

Wily Bo Walker released a trilogy of albums in 2015, all of which achieved tremendous reviews across the board in the music industry
'A Long Way from Heaven…' (Jan 2015), ‘Stone Cold Beautiful’ (May 2015) and ‘Moon Over Indigo’ (Sept 2015)

‘Moon Over Indigo’ was considered for a 2016 Grammy nomination as was the previous collaboration with Grammy Award winner, Danny Flam ‘Wily Bo Walker & The Danny Flam Big Band‘ (Nov 2013)

For 2017 Wily Bo Walker will be working on a new trilogy of albums based around his stories, tales and drunken fables…
He is also currently producing the music and album for ‘Wily Bo Walker presents…The Rattlin Bone Theatre Show’

He will be touring with ‘The Wily Bo Walker Band’ as well as gigging his one-man blues, swamp’n’stomp show ‘Welcome to VoodooVille’


Recent Achievements:

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)
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  • Members:
    Wily Bo Walker
  • Sounds Like:
    The Heavy, Leonard Cohen, Joe Cocker, Dr John, Warren Zevon, Bob Schneider, Mark Lanegan
  • Influences:
    Robbie Robertson, Mark Lanegan, Bob Seger, Cab Calloway, Greg Allman, Leonard Cohen, Joe Cocker, Warren Zevon, Bob Schneider
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    08/20/10
  • Profile Last Updated:
    02/02/17 06:54:09
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