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  |   December 19, 2012  |  Comment

“Clenched-fist blues passion, searing guitar and powerful, soulful vocals.” -The Washington Post

Award-winning guitar singer, passionate vocalist and gifted songwriter Joe Louis Walker, touring in support of his Alligator Records debut, HELLFIRE, will give a live performance at the Stissing House in Pine Plains on Friday, December 28, 2012.

The Wall Street Journal celebrates HELLFIRE’s “appealing immediacy” and says, “Walker’s raspy, powerhouse voice is out front while his stinging guitar cuts through the uncluttered arrangements.” Walker has been releasing groundbreaking music since 1986 and has toured — and continues to tour — worldwide. He has won four Blues Music Awards (BMA) and has been nominated for 44 more. Walker’s also recorded as a guest with some of the blues world’s best-known artists, including appearances on Grammy-winning records by B.B. King and James Cotton. He and his band recently appeared on TBS’s CONAN to perform the song Ride All Night from HELLFIRE. The
New York Times raves, “Walker is a singer with a Cadillac of a voice. He delivers no-nonsense, gutsy blues. His guitar solos are fast, wiry and incisive, moaning with bluesy despair.” Rolling Stone simply calls him “ferocious.” Concert information is as follows:

Date: Friday, December 28, 2012
Venue: Stissing House
Address: 7801 South Main Street
City: Pine Plains, NY
Phone: 518-398-8800
Showtime: 10:00pm
Ticket price: $15 advance / $20 at the door

Please click on the link to access digital press kit (bio, full album stream):

In New York’s Pine Plains, Stissing House offers authentic Provencal-style cuisine including fresh pizzas from the wood oven and meat dishes from the wood-burning grill. There is a welcoming bar with deliciously unique cocktails. Rustic yet refined, the Stissing House menu features an array of flavorsome provencal inspired dishes including moules mariniere with white wine and shallots, organic baby poussin with wood oven roasted garlic and lemon or a seasonal vegetarian plate with fresh ricotta. Head chef Michel Jean has a critically acclaimed restaurant background, with past successes including Provence restaurant in Soho, NYC. Warm and cozy, the interior at Stissing House restaurant has exposed brickwork, homely furnishings, 18th-century design and charming wooden beams. Stissing House also has intimate dining rooms for private parties, featuring vintage wall sconces and idyllic paintings. Stissing House New York specializes in Mediterranean-style cuisine made with farm-fresh produce. In the heart of Hudson Valley, Stissing House is found in picturesque Dutchess County.

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