Music Scene: Bobby Walker

Have you got the “gotta-dance-rockin’ blues?”

Bluesman Bobby Walker is just what the doctor ordered.

Walker and guest Harry Harpoon will deliver blues, soul and funky rock ‘n’ roll at 7 p.m. Friday, May 27, at KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave.

Walker, a Detroit native, brings world class guitar work to the songs he plays, “be they slide-filled acoustic roots tunes, country blues, soul blues, or gotta-dance-rockin’ blues,” according to a news release

“His voice has been cured by thousands of miles, some good whiskey, and years of sharing the stage with luminaries like Merle Haggard, Elvin Bishop and Roy Buchanan,” the release said.

Listen to that trademark gravelly voice, along with some blues, soul and funky rock ‘n’ roll, at

According to his online bio, Walker’s performances “overflow with enthusiasm from the realness of the music he feels. He has a sense with guitar that drives home a lifetime of authentic music experiences to his audience. With a band, as well as solo performances, Bobby preaches American Roots stories with his music while driving the rhythms enough to get folks shakin’ it.”

Tickets to the show are $15.

Call 241-8801 or go to for tickets and information.

Other music events in the area:

Dualakoo, 10 p.m. Friday, May 27, Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., ages 21 and older, 245-2111.

Flat Top Reed, blues, 7 p.m. Friday, May 27, DoubleTree Hotel patio, 743 Horizon Drive, 263-8156.

Instagators, Friday, May 27, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

Chris Hughes, 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 27, Remington’s, 2500 Bridges Circle, Montrose, 252-1010.

Spare Part Quartet, 7–9 p.m. Friday, May 27, The Atrium of Grand Valley, 3260 N. 12th St., live music, campfire and s’more roast, sing patriotic songs, public welcome, 256-0006.

Desert Rocks Music Festival, two stages of world-class bluegrass, rock, reggae, hip-hop, funk and folk music, Friday through Sunday, May 27–29, 10 miles south of Moab, Utah, festival tickets, parking passes and VIP passes at

Goodman Band, 9 p.m. Friday, May 27, Grand Valley Pub, 101 Cardinal Way, Parachute, 285-9616.

Huey the Piano Man, 6–8 p.m. Saturday, May 28, Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., 245-2111.

Stray Grass, bluegrass/acoustic Americana, 1–4 p.m. Saturday, May 28, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-7257.

Honey Don’t, old-time bluegrass, 7–9 p.m. Saturday, May 28, Back Alley Concert Series, Hot Tomato, 124 N. Mulberry, Fruita, 858-1117,

Goodman Band, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, May 28, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5449.

Instagators, Saturday, May 28, Club 12, inside G.J. Scores, 2445 F 3/8 Road, 245-1115,

Haven Effect and Sandy Lind, 10 p.m. Saturday, May 28, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., 589-2761.

Whispering Winds, Native American flute performance by Red Heart, 7–8 p.m. Saturday, May 28, Colorado National Monument Centennial History and Nature Lecture Series, Colorado National Monument, Saddlehorn Campground Amphitheater, 858-3617, ext. 300.

Jason Eady and Drew Kennedy with Rusty George and Alan Vigil, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 28, Turn of the Century Saloon, 117 N. Fourth St., Montrose, $10, tickets at Studio Ten Eleven Hair Designs, 1011 S. Townsend Ave., and Riddled Raven, 24 S. Grand Ave., also at the door, 201-1419.

Hope for Humanity Concert with Jandriel, Yvonne Meek, David and Tamara Hauze and Gotta Be Girls, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28, Montrose Pavilion, Montrose, benefit for Habitat for Humanity and Japan Relief, concert concludes the day-long Whole Life Fusion event, $10, 252-0908.

Jill Cohn, Seattle-based singer/songwriter, pianist/guitarist touring in support of her new CD, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28, Palisade Cafe and Grill, 113 W. Third St., Palisade, 464-0657; 1 p.m. Sunday, May 29, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.

Saxophone entertainment with songs by Jim Smith, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29, The Atrium of Grand Valley, 3260 N. 12th St., barbecue cookout, public welcome, 256-0006.

Jed Kovach, Wednesday, June 1, Camp Robber, 1515 Ogden Road, Montrose, 240-1590.

David Starr and Roy Martin, guitar and vocal, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, Pioneer Town, 315 S. W. Third Ave., Cedaredge, donations accepted, 210-0471.

Thursday Night Concert Series featuring Trez Equis, ZZ Top Tribute, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, Fruita Civic Center Pavilion, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, free concert, 858-0360.


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