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.
Beale Street Blues Kings
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"
2007 International Blues Challenge-Semi Finalist
2009 International Blues Challenge
Tampa Bay Region Winner "Best Blues Band"
2010 IBC Memphis Semi-Finalists-Best Blues Performance
Newly annouced Florida dates!!! Walker Smith will start 2014 back touring in Florida with his band "Walker Smith Group" and his new project "Smith & James" with vocalist Loretta James. European dates are planned for the summer of 2014 so keep your eyes peeled to this site for updates. "We had a great time in Portland OR but it will be great to see our fans in FL again" Walker Smith