HOME      BIO     GIGS      MUSIC      LINKS     CONTACT


Reviews of Pops Walker


Industry


Immensely powerful music .... Walker's guitar work is beautiful.
(
Les Coles, Daily Yomiuri, Tokyo)

A fantastic storyteller .... an expert with the bottleneck slide ... the total package ... the real deal. A rough-edged voice when necessary, but smooth as silk when his mood is sweet and slow. Pops has full command of his guitar, his vocals and his stories.

(
Greg Versen - Professah Blues - "Blues Valley Radio" - a Sat. night NPR radio program)

A vision of the heart and soul of a man who has lived and loved the blues .... It's not ear candy. It's the meat on your bones ... a must have in my book.
(
Carey Colvin, award winning songwriter and singer, Washington DC)

If you are really lucky, you will get to hear him play (live)... a bundle of grins, grimaces, growls and constant movement ... he carries listeners along willing or not.
(
Peggy Boston, editor, Bryce Mountain Courier, VA)

Sonofab'n, Bad, Bad, Acoustic Blues.
(
Marco Delmar, award winning producer and recording engineer, Fairfax, VA)

Mix a few parts guitar whiz with several parts vocal prowess, and you've got a tasty musical gumbo that will leave growling acoustic blues and honeyed sliding soul sticking to your ears like barbecue sauce to ribs. Whether he's cracking up through a snide story about an old redneck friend, getting cranky about the pangs of aging, or bidding goodbye to a friend lost to war, Pops never leaves you wondering where the show stops and the truth begins - he puts one hundred and ten percent of his soul into every note he plays. Whatever you choose to call it - acoustic soul, six-string sliiiide voodoo, or southern-fried zen mojo blues - it's the real article, straight and authentic. For best results, apply liberally to your life.
(John Friedlander, Church House Concert Series Host, and fine performing songwriter)


From the first moment I heard his CD, "Cuttin' in Line at the Karmic Buffet"
I was completely blown away by the talent I had discovered - touching, soulful, beautiful
vocals with even better guitar work
(
David Rogers, owner, Acoustic Roots Records, UK)

Fans

What Walker does with guitar should be illegal in several states. What he does with his voice already is.
(
R.D. California)

There are blues performers and there are blues performers. Pops defines what it's all about.
If you can't buy his CD, at least try to steal it.
(
L.F. New York)

Listening to you makes me remember something I forgot.
(
unsigned entry from a guest book while performing in Tokyo)