Walter “Wolfman” Washington has been a major player in the New Orleans music community for several decades. His musical expressions cover a wide spectrum of the blues, R&B, jazz, and some serious funk. Starting his career playing with a number of the Crescent City’s top performers, including a partnership with vocalist Johnny Adams and with his own band The Roadmasters since the early 1980s, Washington brings his intricate and intimate guitar work and soulful vocals to the forefront every time he steps on to a stage. There is a little Bobby “Blue” Bland, a little Kenny Burrell, a little George Benson, a little church, and a lot of New Orleans charm and experience in a Walter “Wolfman” Washington performance. And in this day and age of musicians imitating the past or trying to recreate it, Washington stands out as a musician steeped in the history but completely contemporary. Few musical acts, if any, do what he does. He is real, authentic, and unique.
Walter “Wolfman” Washington returns to Portland on Friday, June 10 for a 9:00 pm show at The Star Theater, 13 NW 6th. This is a 21 & over show with tickets on sale through Ticketweb.com for $15.00 advance.