The City of Albuquerque Presents

Blues at the Blueseum

with Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials

and Joe Louis Walker

Time: 3:00pm     Day: Sunday     Doors: 2:30am     Ages: All Ages    
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For one day each year the Balloon Museum becomes the "Blueseum" as nationally recognized and local musicians play and sing the Blues to an enthusiastic crowd.

While the Blues genre is defined by melancholy rhythms and sad lyrics originating from the Deep South in the early 2oth century, today's Blues performers keep that spirit alive with new twists on the old form, and updated versions of the classic tunes.

Join us for Blues at the Blueseum, and let your heart and soul become one with the music!

Joe Louis Walker


Joe Louis Walker (b. 1949) is a U.S. blues guitarist, singer, and producer. Walker was born on 25th December 1949 in San Francisco, California; his parents were blues fans, and introduced him to the music when he was young. He learnt to play the guitar at the age of fourteen, and left home at sixteen to work as a performer. He soon met Mike Bloomfield, who introduced him to the Bay Area Blues scene. During the…

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials


Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials are among the premiere party bands to have come out of Chicago during the '80s. Often compared to Elmore James and Hound Dog Taylor, fiery, flamboyant slide guitarist Lil' Ed Williams and his group play dedicated, rough-edged and hard-rocking dance music and have established an international reputation. A native of Chicago, Williams was first inspired by his uncle, renowned slide guitarist J.B. Hutto, with whom he studied as a young teen. Hutto…