Dennis Gruenling is “a leading light among the new generation of harp players” (Blues Revue Magazine). After spending some time in New Orleans in the early 90’s, he’s been laying down some of the best blues & roots harmonica for 15 years. Along the way, Gruenling has shared the stage with many top names in the blues world, such as Pinetop Perkins, Snooky Pryor, Homesick James, Little Sammy Davis, A.C. Reed, Mick Taylor and Jimmy Dawkins, as well as contemporary masters such as Rod Piazza, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Charlie Musselwhite, Kim Wilson, Rusty Zinn, Steve Guyger, and Mark Hummel. Now after 10 years of leading a swinging jump-blues outfit of his own, being awarded “Best Modern Blues Harmonica Player” 3 years in a row (Real Blues Magazine) and developing “a sound that promises to re-define the role of the harmonica” ( HIP Magazine), he goes on to pay tribute to the greatest and most influential harmonica player in blues history – Little Walter Jacobs.
On board for the new Little Walter tribute disc are several guests including the Grammy-nominated Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman - Kim Wilson; vocalist and harp player extraordinaire from Little Charlie & the Nightcats - Rick Estrin; alumni of the legendary Jimmy Rogers Band - Steve Guyger; and extraordinary blues/roots guitarist - Rusty Zinn. Recorded at the Grammy-decorated Bennett Studios in Englewood, NJ and at Electric House studios in San Jose, CA.