About Chase Walker Band
The Chase Walker Band is an American blues, roots rock and soul band based in Southern California. Close your eyes for a moment and just listen. The first thing you hear is the rich, rocking guitar, the notes swelling with rolling emotion, each chord weeping the blues with reckless abandon. Then the rhythm section registers, your toe instantly tapping and your head nodding to the groove, picking you up and carrying you along for the ride. Oh, and then the vocals kick in, smooth, rich, and passionate and the overall package has you thinking of artists like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Warren Haynes, and the Black Crowes and you've just got to open your eyes and look. And when you do, you can't believe your eyes.
Ever since their formation in 2012, that's exactly the reaction that California grown Chase Walker Band has been met with. People hear the music, reveling in the sound, and simply can't believe that these sounds are being birthed by such a young performer. Yet, when the band sets foot on stage and songwriter, lead guitarist and vocalist Chase Walker strikes the first note and removes his hat, revealing his long, curly red hair, "unleashing the Kraken" as the band likes to call it, there's no denying that this band is the real deal.
Chase Walker Band has taken the music world by storm. Walkers guitar prowess and soulful vocals landed him on NBC’s The Voice as well as in Guitar World Magazine, Guitar Player Magazine and Ultimate Guitar dot com. In just a few short years they have been featured in American Blues Scene Magazine as a “Top 10 Artist You Need to Know” and named a 2016 and 2017 Blues Rock Review (BRR) “Top Artist to Know” and 2018 BRR “Future of Blues Rock - 10 Acts To Watch Under 30” among artists like Marcus King, Samantha Fish, Ben Poole, Great Van Fleet and Larkin Poe. Their second album “Not Quite Legal” received two International Independent Music Award (IMA) nominations for Best Blues Album and Song of the Year, joining past nominees Walter Trout, Selwyn Birchwood, and Jeff Healey.
With the 2019 release of their third CD, “Live at the Woodshed”, they’ve developed an international following and their star shows no sign of fading, garnering praise from industry insiders and fans alike.
✔️ “I am a big fan of Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Johnny Lang, Derek Trucks, etc and Chase Walker Band is now on my most listened to list!” – D. Anderson
✔️ “Chase Walker Band is the best young blues rock band in this country.” — Kevin Lyman, 4Fini Entertainment
✔️ “Like the Jimi Hendrix Experience the Chase Walker Band is a band to be reckoned with. We are witnessing the next big performer and sound in blues. ” — Peter Merrett, 106.7FM, Melbourne
✔️ “Discovering Chase Walker Band has been a thrilling and fresh surprise!” – W. Wasco
✔️ “WHOLY SHHHH! That was my reaction after my first listen. I was hoping for something good, and in return I got something GREAT.” – K. Reagan
✔️ “Definitely one of the hottest new talents I’ve seen in years!” – J. Canales
That’s praise that the Chase Walker Band is humbled by, for while they are admittedly young, and very much old souls, they are reverent and inspired by the legends that came before them and simply want to create great music about real life, with real instruments, and real musicians that get audiences on their feet dancing with a sound as great live, as it is on the album. No cheating.
It’s a formula that’s worked thus far for the Chase Walker Band and they invite you to stop by and experience it for yourself.