Mescal Canyon (label)
30 March 2018 (released)
29 March 2018
Wily Bo Walker is one of Britain’s best songwriters and somehow one of the least known.
Working in the Blues and Americana camps, his songs tell visceral stories that take you right to the emotion and the sensibilities of his subject.
This is almost noir in the subject of a pickup in a lonely bar and the singer pleading with his waitress to “Come up to my motel room and .. save my life”.
E.D. Brayshaw’s guitar is lonely and redolent of the Mexicali bars that run down the US/Mexico border and the whole song just appeals to the emotions of the listener – anyone who has been on the road alone will recognize the story.
Simply a gorgeous song, beautifully played – there is a really good reason that he was inducted into the US Blues Hall Of Fame and you can hear it clearly here.