Wily Bo Walker Band
Mescal Canyon Records.
A couple of years ago hardly a month went by without Scotland’s finest Bluesman Wily Bo Walker releasing something or other or at the very least playing gigs somewhere under a variety of guises and he never failed to impress, intrigue and make me want to sing and dance.
But he’s been suspiciously quiet over the last six months or so……until NOW!
On Saturday I received an e-mail from our very own recipient of the US Blues Hall of Fame ‘Master Blues Artist’ outlining not one, not two and not three but FOUR projects that he has on the go at the moment….starting with this fabulous song MOTEL BLUES which is the latest single from a ‘stripped down’ four piece Wily Bo Walker Band……Wily Bo (vocals), E D Brayshaw – Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Slide Dobro and Mandolin; plus the ever present Clarky on Bull Fiddle and Ant on- Metronomic Cajon; which all twists his normal Blues based sound on it’s head and adds a very Rootsy, even Full On Americana ‘sound’ with a typical Wily Bo ‘Cinematic Noir’ soundscape to it.
The only fault that I can find with it, is that it comes in at under four minutes long……as when I’ve heard it played live the band can stretch it out quite a bit longer much to everyone’s delight it has to be said.
Me? I can’t tell you how excited I am waiting for a full album along these lines.
Released 23rd March 2018 via all the usual streaming/download sites.