"Live in Paris"
By Renee Ness
"Live in Paris" is one of the best live recordings of the year as Lonie Walker and Big Bad Ass Company Band swing and romp through a musical labyrinth of blues/jazz/rock/soul/& funk beginning with Sophie Tucker and "Some of These Days" to Ray Charles and "I Can't Stop Loving You". Walker
also reveals her talented song writing skills with the debut of an original, "Once in Awhile", an optimistic soulful, honest expression of anticipation and longing.
Sophie Tucker was the last of the Red Hot Mamas of the 1920's....
Lonie Walker is the Red Hot Mama of our time.
On her latest CD release, "Live in Paris", Lonie Walker's powerful, rollicking piano, reminiscent of Fats Waller, and raw yet tender vocals fuse to create a style of profound sensuality and richness. A pulsing, organic rhythm section is an effective musical backdrop for Lonie's funky and soulful expression.
Leave your worries on the doorstep before entering the realm of Lonie Walker and Big Bad Ass Company Band. On her latest CD, "Live in Paris", Walker welcomes her listeners to join in on the fun. With her innate ability to connect with her audience, Walker is a promising and refreshing entertainer.
The next best thing to catching Lonie Walker and Big Bad Ass Company Band live at her Chicago club, The Underground Wonder Bar, is to pick up her latest CD release "Live in Paris". This recording overflows with spontaneity, creativity and excitement!