In 2006, there might be a lot of bands playing the blues, but there aren’t too many living them as well. And there are even fewer who’ve been living them from the day they were born.
“I was born with the umbilical chord wrapped around my neck seven times. The day was Friday August 13, the day of long odds. It means the deck is stacked against you from the start, but you always find a way to win through in the end…”
This is the voice of Johnny Walker - doctor, anarchist and chief spokesman for Detroit’s most radical blues collective,...