Possessing enviable guitar chops, a resonant and supple singing voice and an engaging stage presence, Walker Smith follows in the tradition of blues masters the likes of Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Dawkins and Jimmie Lee Robinson while simultaneously staking out his own turf in the lineage of Chicago-centric electric blues. Currently signed to Chicago-based blues record label Blue Skunk Music, Smith is a two-time winner of the "Best Blues Performance" award for the Tampa Bay region in the International Blues Challenge while his 2007 release Ahead To The Past was voted Best Self-Produced Blues CD by the members of the Suncoast Blues Society.
Sponsored by the Beale Street Merchants Association, Memphis TN. Walker Smith Group battled it out with IBC Bands from around the world to win the title of "Beale Street Blues King 2007"
2007International Blues Challenge-Semi Finalist
2009International Blues Challenge
Tampa Bay Region Winner "Best Blues Band"
2010IBC Memphis Semi-Finalists-Best Blues Performance
The Next Chapter: California again...
I began my music quest in Carson California many years ago. Back then, I was a Musicland Store Manager at the Carson Mall. I recorded my 1st demo tapes on my Squier Strat on a Fostex 4 Track with Mike Lee producing. Fast forward to 2016 & I'm back inside the "Golden Gates" with a formidable dose of Bluesification. Finally it's time! Stay tuned I will keep you posted on the new band progress.