February 15 2020
Jacqui Walker studied music, getting into classical piano, guitar, jazz, tap, ballet, and voice. She hopped on a compilation CD that turned Depeche Mode into techno, then segued into live funk and soul via her first band, Grin. A move to Hollywood followed. There, she fell in with three bands – first, Tenbone Martini, then Urban Family Dog and If 6 Were 9. The latter, an homage to Jimi Hendrix’s 1969 Axis: Bold As Love classic “If 6 Was 9,” found Walker ushering out of funk and into rock & roll. “It was the black girl singing rock music,” she explained. “The whole Jimi Hendrix thing. It was a great feeling. The strength and confidence in the vocals, mixed with the crying guitar solos and gut-wrenching climaxes still get me every time.”
The black rock vibe proves itself all over Walker’s debut album, a work of 10 songs produced by Dumpstaphunk bass hero Nick Daniels.
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