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Blues Walker
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Sweden
Influences: North American , Asian , African
Genres: blues, jazz, afro funk, deep house, folk
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Derrick Roy Michael Walker(Big Walker/Blues Walker/Blues House/ The Dark Walker) was born 1953 at Fort Sill, Lawton Oklahoma.He sings and writes his own music, plays tenor, alto andbaritone saxophone, the electronic wind instruments and harmonica.

Extremely versatile in many styles of American folkmusic,blues,country, soulandrock n roll.

Has now reinvented himself into the modern world playingEDMstyles,progressive, deep house andchill.Heconsiders himself to be the inventor ofBlues Housemusic.

AsMr. Blues Househe often plays theelectronic wind instrumentsetting the standard for emulating the electric guitar, showing his love forrockorheavy metalmixed withjazz music.

His singing, with a majestic stage presence and a dark voice betweenMuddy Watersand Jimi Hendrix.

He playsChicago stylesaxophone with a touch ofKing Curtis, Eddie Shaw, Clarence Clemons.

He played inThe Luther Tucker Bandbacking artists such asLowell Fulson, Percy Mayfield, Big Mama Thornton, Jimmy Dawkins...

He plays the harmonica in many styles such as James Cotton, Sonny Terry, Charley McCoybut still very much himself.

Recorded and toured withMichael BloomfieldBandin the late '70s. Played in several bands and on many CD recordings with folk blues musicianEric Bibb.

Derrick toured and recorded with

Zora Young, Jimmy Dawkins, Albert Collins...

Derrickbegan playing with a band called the Soul Rebels with members from Pearl Harbor and the Explosions(1977-80), who were working forBill Grahamas a warm-up band in Bill's nightclubs. They fronted acts such as theDead Kennedy's, TheRamones,Greg Kihn, The Beat, and many others.

Performed inBroadway musicalBig River, West Side Storyand makes guests appearance inPanetoz Dansa Pausamusic video,The Hives Go Right Aheadmusic video and the

J-Son Mr. Feelgoodmusic video.

Touring with his band and pickup bands over the last years in Ukraine, England, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and most recently Thailand, Japan, and China.

As anEDMmusician has played forTallink Silja Serenade, Symphony,andGalaxyon the Baltic Sea. Spending approximately 600 days and nights at sea playing saxophone lounge with a DJ or as a stand-alone saxophone handling the DJ equipment and playing the saxophone himself. Putting the blues back intoEDMwith music fromPrince, Sade, Bruno Marsmixed in with jazz standards and deep house he pleases a very wide range of people on any ship or in any hotel.

His CD releases,Still Dream Walkingand new CD Root Walking worldwide release out now.

Big Walker/Blues Walker/ Blues House