Friday 9 June 2017
Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington is an icon on the New Orleans jazz scene. As a teenager, the singer and guitarist was asked to play with Lee Dorsey’s band. He later became an established name in the group of Johnny Adams for twenty years and was a sideman for singer Irma Thomas. In the sixties, he formed his own band, the All Fools Band, with which he played the New Orleans clubs. In the next decennium he formed The Roadmasters and toured with them through Europe. His first solo album Rainin’ In My Heart was released in 1981. Washington is able to mix New Orleans rhythm & blues with soul, funk, urban blues, and jazz in his own unique way. A little like Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Kenny Burrell, and George Benson, but with a heavy dose of New Orleans. He’s an extraordinary blues artist who combines the best of the rich American music history with his own, contemporary performance.