AWARD-WINNING BLUES GUITARIST AND VOCALIST PHILLIP WALKER, 1937 - 2010 Celebrated blues guitarist and vocalist Phillip Walker passed away as the result of heart failure in Palm Springs, CA (near his hometown of Los Angeles) on July 22, 2010. He was 73. Over the course of his 50-plus year career, Walker recorded many solo albums, toured with zydeco master Clifton Chenier and played behind countless blues stars, including Etta James, Jimmy Reed and Lowell Fulson. He won a 1999 Blues Music Award for his collaboration with Lonnie Brooks and Long John Hunter, Lone Star Shootout (Alligator Records). Guitar Player describes Walker’s music as "big Texas blues meets West Coast cool...Walker roughs up B.B. King shouts, T-Bone Walker jumps, Cajun stomps and Lowell Fulson swing with terse, cutting guitar."