[BLUES] + THU., AUG. 17
Joe Louis Walker has been playing the blues for more than 50 years, with 25 albums under his belt. The pedigree is apparent in his music. He’s played with everyone from Buddy Guy to Bonnie Raitt. It’s the kind of music you listen to knowing the artist has more life experience than you ever will. His sound has plenty of traditional blues elements — wailing harmonica, slide guitar, melancholy lyrics — but it’s modern too, with notable heavier-rock influences. Local bluesmen Dan Bubien and the Delta Struts will also play Club Café tonight.
8 p.m. 56 S. 12th St., South Side. $20. 412-431-4950 or www.clubcafelive.com