1951, this current incarnation of Joe Price arrived in Waterloo, Iowa.
Unlike most kids of his generation, Price was never seduced by pop or
rock ‘n’ roll music. Although his love for music was virtually
immediate, it was country blues that grabbed him early; a bond that has
never been broken.
It was a
chance encounter with the late, great Chicago bluesman Earl Hooker, who
the young Price caught in performance at a home town record store, that
really sealed the deal. “He was unbelievable, that guy—he really flipped
me out,” Price remembers. “He told me to cut the end of a bicycle
handlebar off to make a good slide.”