Ira Walker Band

Ira Walker Band

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This music really speaks to you! Ira’s musical pedigree has evolved into a unique style of Blues, Rock, & Southern Soul. His vocal style and musicianship shows how this S.F. / Bay Area, true "Americana" artist is a guarantee for an evening of "Great Entertainment"!

Biography

Recently nominated for a Grammy as a producer, singer/songwriter Ira Walker will soon be releasing his much awaited Blues CD "Blame Me".

The 12 tracks on this CD run the gamut of Blues genre, from Texas and the Mississippi Delta to Chicago. Ira’s songwriting, combined with his unique vocal style and musicianship, are central to what the blues are all about. That is bringing the listener out of their funk and into a more pleasurable state of mind. “Blame Me” is the blues meets The Blues.

Ira has written and performed with a star studded list of Music Icons, including Steve Miller, Joe Satriani, Eddie Money, Carlos Santana, Brian May, & Tommy Castro. He toured Europe with Keb’ Mo in 2000. In 2002, as singer/bass player, Ira recorded with the Trichromes featuring Neal Schon (Journey), Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), and legendary lyricist Robert Hunter.

Working as a songwriter for 7 years with Warner/Chapel publishing he co-wrote the pop hit "I Wanna Go Back" for Eddie Money and has worked on records that include, Lenny Williams (Tower of Power), Gregg Rolie (Santana), Travis Tritt, Randy Travis, Lee Ann Womack, Patti Loveless, Steve Earle, & David Lee Murphy.

With 14 album producer credits to date, his new up-coming CD "Blame Me" features many world renowned players - Brent Mason, Buddy Hyatt, Steve Hunter, Jack White, Brad Gillis, Monty Byrom, and David Kaffinetti aka “Viv Savage” (Spinal Tap) to name a few.

Ira’s musical pedigree has evolved into his own unique style of Blues & Southern Soul. The Ira Walker Band is really worth a listen. His music really speaks for itself.

Lyrics

Eye on The Prize

Written By: Ira Walker

Eye on The Prize * by * Ira Walker
 
WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY, WE WOULD RUN TO TOWN
AN OLD MAN ALONG THE WAY WOULD GRAB US
SAY SON YOU BETTER SETTLE DOWN
I COULD TELL HOW WISE HE WAS
YOU COULD SEE IT IN HIS EYES
HE TOLD ME THEN SOME DAY
YOU GONNA GROW UP, YOU BETTER REALIZE

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE, KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE
THATS' WHAT THAT OLD MAN SAID TO ME

HOW CAN I FORGET THOSE DAYS, FISHING BY THE RIVER
COOKING EVERYTHING WE'D CATCH, BRING IT FOR DINNER
HOW I MISS THOSE DAYS DOWN ON THE BAYOU
WHAT OLD MAN SAID TO ME BACK THEN
TODAY I KNOW IS TRUE

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE, KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE
THATS' WHAT THAT OLD MAN SAID TO ME

THERE'S SIMPLE A LESSON-
FOR ALL OF US TO LEARN AND LIVE
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE
BRING SOME JOY IN YOU LIFE

DEALT A HAND & THE CARDS JUST AINT WHAT YOU LKE
PICK `EM UP AGAIN SON AND GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE
LUCK AIN'T LUCK, SAD AIN'T SAD
IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW
WHEN YOU SEED THE GROUND DON'T YOU EXPECT
TO REAP JUST WHAT YOU SOW

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE, KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE
THATS' WHAT THAT OLD MAN SAID TO ME
BRING SOME JOY TO YOU LIFE
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE

Discography


2013 - Ira Walker - CD / Blame Me / Artist / Producer / Arm Records

2011 - Zen Road Pilots - CD / Producer/ Writer/ Bass / Vocals

2008 - Kurt Crasper - CD "Grammy Nomination" / Producer - Wolf Ticket Records

2007 - Tim Murphy - "Ain't No Shame" / CD {Title Track} Big 7 Records

2006 - Tommy Castro - CD/ Soul Shaker / "Let's Give Love A Try" / Blind Pig Records

2005 - Ira Walker "Yahoo BBQ" / CD - Grille Records

2003 - Lenny Williams "Starlight" / CD - Fantasy Records / Single

2002 - Trichromes - CD / 33rd Street Records

2002 - Black Dog / CD - Movie Soundtrack - Universal

2001 - Lenny Williams "Chill" / CD {Title Track} Bellmark Records

2000 - Sy Klopps "Berkeley Soul" / CD - Rounder Records

1998 - Annie Sampson - CD / Under The Moon / Sweet Potatoe Records

1998 - Roni Greer / EP - De Kaff Records

1998 - Gail Muldrow / EP - De Kaff Records

1997 - Greg Rollie "Do You" / CD - single

1997 - Will Graham / EP - De Kaff Records

1996 - Jennifer Thatcher / CD De Kaff Records

1993 - Made In America / CD - Movie Soundtrack - Atlantic Records

1992 - Indie Film Score CD - Movie Soundtrack "Lost People"

1988 - "I Wanna Go Back" / single - Eddie Money

1985 - BillySatellite II / LP - Warner Bros

1984 - BillySatellite / LP - Capitol Records

1981 - 7" single "Outta Luck / Do You" / Rock-Billy-Satellite

1978 - 10" single "Tally Ho" / Rap - Steve Walker

Set List

27 original songs:

Cover Songs

All I want * B.B. King

Sweet Home Chicago * Muddy Waters

Cold Sweat * James Brown

Living in the house of blues * Luther Allison

Knocking on Heavens Door * Bob Dylan

I know you rider * Grateful Dead
Man smart, Woman smarter

How sweet it is * Marvin Gaye

La Grange * ZZ Top

Ramblin Man * Allman Bros.