Charles Walker Band
Musically gifted from childhood, Charles Walker studied Jazz at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, then redirected his education to serve his new muse in the Charles Walker Blues Band. When the single genre proved limiting, Walker dropped the Blues designation and embraced the full range of R&B, Funk and Soul, with just a dash of Pop. The last piece of the Charles Walker Band puzzle arrived in the form of Soul alchemist Porsche Carmon, who can croon you into a false sense of security and then blow you out of your shoes. After a string of fabulous albums, 2012’s Relentless won CWB the prestigious WAMI award after three straight nominations. But they’ll tell you awards aren’t the important thing. Charles and Porsche just want to Funk you up.
YOU’LL DIG IT IF YOU DIG: Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings in a street corner church choir with Stevie Wonder at the organ and George Clinton at the lectern. (BB)