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Event Archive - Blues Music Concert: Wailin' Al Walker, David "Boxcar" Gates

Sat. August 4th 2018 Rio Theatre (No Minors)
7:30pm doors at 6:30pm
25 - 30
Tickets at: Highlife Vinyl Records, Zulu Records
Presented by: Vancouver Blues Around Town
International Blues Day celebrates, promotes, and preserves the rich legacy, tradition and future of the great American form and international language known as blues music. And we hope you can join us for The Wailin' Walker Band and David "Boxcar" Gates Blues Music Concert!

Headlining will be the Wailin’ Walker Band.

Al “Wailin” Walker was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and is well known for his infectious brand of Rockin’ Rhythm and Blues. His stunning electric guitar solos and commanding vocals have been thrilling large crowds for more than 4 decades.

Walker has played with and been personally mentored by many great artists such as Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Pee Wee Crayton and Otis Rush .

As leader, guitarist and singer of the Wailin Walker Band, Walker has shared the stage with Johnny Winter, George Thorogood and Stevie Ray Vaughan to name a few. He continues to work with a tight rhythm section... that keeps dance floors packed....

"Wailin’ Al Walker has been long considered one of the finest Rock/Blues Guitarists in Canada, well known for his high energy performances.” -M.E.I. Media

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Joining us also in the celebrations is, David “Boxcar” Gates.

David hails from Vancouver, BC, and is heavily influenced by Forefathers of the genre like Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy and Mississippi Fred McDowell. David has evolved into one of Canada’s most renowned acoustic Piedmont, Ragtime & Delta Blues Guitar players.

“this Boy can play!” - Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records.

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Wailin' Al Walker

Al “Wailin” Walker was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and is well known for his infectious brand of Rockin’ Rhythm and Blues. His stunning electric guitar solos and commanding vocals have been thrilling large crowds for more than 4 decades. The first recording of Wailin Walker was with his band The Houserockers in 1978. Since then, t... more info