Joe Walker (Zydeco)

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Joe Walker
Birth name Joseph Walker
Born 1944
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Genres Zydeco
Instruments Accordion, singer
Associated acts Clifton Chenier, Fernest Arceneaux

Joe Walker (born 1944) is an American Zydeco singer and accordionist.


Walker began his career in the wake of Clifton Chenier, and became the star of Zydeco of the late 20th century, thanks to albums such as Zydeco Fever and In the Dog House, edited by Zane Records.[1]


Walker has a powerful voice with a rich texture. His style is heavily influenced by gospel music.[2]


  1. ^ Herzhaft, Gérard: La gran enciclopedia del blues, Ed. RobinBook, Barcelona, 2003, ISBN 84-95601-82-6, p. 382 (Encyclopedia of the Blues, University of Arkansas Press)
  2. ^ This article incorporates information from the corresponding article in the Spanish Wikipedia