Southern Soul is the best way to say Ira Walker. His musical pedigree has evolved into a unique style of Blues, Rock, & Soul. This music will touch the soul and raise your spirits!!
Ira is now recording at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco putting the finishing touches on his latest CD, "Western Hero" which is due for release in, 2016 !! This is a follow up to the critically acclaimed CD "Blame Me" which got Grammy consideration in 2014.
The 12 tracks on this CD run the gamut of the Blues genre, from Texas and the Mississippi Delta to Chicago. Ira’s songwriting, combined with his unique vocal style and musicianship, are central to what the blues are all about. “Blame Me” is the blues meets The Blues.
Ira has written and performed with a star studded list of Music Icons, including Steve Miller, Joe Satriani, Eddie Money, Carlos Santana, Brian May, & Tommy Castro. He toured Europe with Keb’ Mo in 2000. In 2002, as singer/bass player, Ira recorded with the Trichromes featuring Neal Schon (Journey), Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), and legendary lyricist Robert Hunter.
Working as a songwriter for 7 years with Warner/Chapel publishing he co-wrote the pop hit "I Wanna Go Back" for Eddie Money and has worked on records that include, Lenny Williams (Tower of Power), Gregg Rolie (Santana), Travis Tritt, Randy Travis, Lee Ann Womack, Patti Loveless, Steve Earle, & David Lee Murphy.
With 14 album producer credits to date, Ira is always searching for Talented young Artists to lend his expertise. Known as a Musician’s, Musician, his Debut CD, "Blame Me" features many world renowned players - Brent Mason, Buddy Hyatt, Steve Hunter, Jack White, Brad Gillis, Danny Chauncey (38 Special), and David Kaffinetti aka “Viv Savage” (Spinal Tap) to name a few.
With 2016 looming upon us, Ira is poised to step out from the support role he has played among musical luminaries and traverse the World to exhibit his own bright light among us.