Sat, Jan 9, Joe Louis Walker
Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 8 p.m., $20
Miner’s Foundry325 Spring St.
Nevada City, CA 95959
Joe Louis Walker has been playing the blues since the ’60s, when blues was a lifestyle. However, it was a bit of a crazy one, so Walker transitioned to Gospel music, succeeded with that and then made his way back to the blues. The Grammy winner will perform Saturday in Nevada City—and it’s worth the drive. Walker’s guitar virtuosity and vocal pipes channel down-in-the-dumps feelings into something constructive: music and dancing. Seating will be limited, but there will be plenty of room to do the blues bop. Why would anyone want to sit down for Walker anyway? 325 Spring Street in Nevada City; www.joelouiswalker.com.