Walker T. Ryan – 13
Walker constructs textural walls of mojo and shouting and wrestling with shades and spirits and ghosts; conjuring the voices of restless mongrels and stolen kings, hitchhikers and veterans and cracked vessels and gritty blizzards of truth - a shadow a mile long. "Why didn't you let me play with him? I could play with him!" -Hubert Sumlin, Howlin' Wolf's guitarist. He's a master of the Deep Taproot Blues; alive on stage, and in the moment - truly engaged with his audience. About Walker, the veteran NYC bluesman, Dave VanRonk, once said, "It's great to hear someone who doesn't play Robert Johnson note for note! That boy has got a soul of his own!
1. Mellow Down Easy - 3:05 2. I Don't Believe - 2:53 3. Found Love - 2:40 4. Katie Mae - 3:53 5. Hanna & the Mambo Queen - 5:14 6. Desperate Man Blues - 3:06 7. Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out) - 3:11 8. 2 Many Tears - 4:09 9. For Lovin' You - 4:31 10. Pony Blues - 2:52 11. Goin' Down Slow - 5:40 12. Steal Away - 3:17 13. Burnin' (Like a Kerouac Coyote) - 3:20
Walker T. Ryan (vocal, guitar, harmonica)