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John Lee Hooker once said ‘the blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning.’ Lucky for us, talented musicians still feel the need to tell that story. And it’s even luckier for us that one of these musicians is Nashville-based up and coming blues man, Bart Walker.

Bart started honing his guitar skills at the ripe “old” age of four, while growing up in Tennessee. Along the way, he became an accomplished musician on a variety of instruments including the mandolin, banjo, dobro, bass, saxophone, fiddle and drums. His accomplishments include winning a variety of bluegrass competitions in his youth, a full scholarship from Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music to study voice in high school, being chosen as a vocalist in the Governor’s School for the Arts, as well as being selected by a Tennessee panel of judges for excellence for jazz band. After graduating high school, he was recruited into the army national guard as a musician. He attended Austin Peay State University on a full scholarship where his concentration was vocal performance and string bass majors and minors in guitar performance and composition.

After college, he moved to Memphis to pursue his dream of playing the blues. While there, his name became recognizable and he played for the likes of Ruby Wilson and Preston Shannon. He later formed a band called Five Mississippi, playing various Beale Street venues, as well as other parts of Memphis, and as far south as Tunica, Clarksdale and Oxford, Mississippi.

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  • StratkatBlue

    Strong album from a great band. Blues lovers should listen to their CD "Who I Am" . You're sure to find a few tracks that you'll enjoy.

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • dirtydogintex

    +1

    3 Mar 2012 Reply