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Two Time Grammy Nominee John Lee Hooker Jr. @ The Walnut Room on August 10

John Lee Hooker Jr.

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Born in Detroit, Michigan, Hooker Jr. was exposed to the blues as some children are exposed to a parent who practices carpentry, bricklaying or farming. The son of the blues legend, John Lee Hooker, naturally developed a curiosity and appetite for his father’s livelihood. Hooker Jr. performed on Detroit’s WJBK radio at the tender age of eight years old and toured with his father throughout his teens. Exposed to blues greats such as, Jimmie Reed, Washboard Willie, and Boogie Woogie Red, little Hooker Jr. would eventually perform his talents at prestigious venues such as Detroit’s, Fox Theatre and other upscale Motown clubs in the shadow of his father. By the time little Hooker Jr. turned eighteen, he was a recording artist performing with his father, most notably on John Lee Hooker’s, Live at Soledad Prison (ABC Records) release.

John Lee Hooker Jr. plays The Walnut Room, Denver on August 10, with dragondeer. Doors at 8pm. Purchase tickets in advance (click the image above), and make sure you don’t miss this extraordinary talent play his only night in Denver.