You need flash!
no cover -  

Joe Walsh

classic rock rock Southern Rock blues hard rock

    Joseph Fidler "Joe" Walsh (born November 20, 1947) is an guitarist, songwriter, and musician. He has served stints in two successful bands, the James Gang and the Eagles. He has also experienced success as a solo artist.

    A native of Wichita, Kansas, Walsh moved to Montclair, New Jersey and attended Montclair High School. He spent time in various bands playing around the Cleveland area while attending Kent State University, but came to widespread attention in 1969 after replacing Glen Schwartz as lead guitarist for the James Gang, an American power trio. Walsh was the standout of the band, noted for his innovative rhythm playing and creative guitar riffs. The James Gang had several minor hits and became an early AOR staple before Walsh left the group in 1971 for a career as a solo artist.

    Walsh's solo debut was Barnstorm (1972). Its follow-up was The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get (1973). Several cuts from these albums, notably "Rocky Mountain Way", received heavy airplay and continue to be classic rock favorites.

    After releasing another studio album and a live set, Walsh was invited to join the Eagles in 1976, replacing departing guitarist Bernie Leadon. He brought a harder-edged sound to the group, giving their light sound a shot in the arm and kept the Eagles from becoming a act altogether.

    As the Eagles began to decline after the release of Hotel California, Walsh re-ignited his solo career with the well-received discs But Seriously Folks (1978) (which featured his depiction of stardom, "Life's Been Good") and There Goes the Neighborhood (1981). He continued to record and release albums throughout the 19. In 1989, Walsh recorded a MTV Unplugged with the musician Dr. John, but musical trends had passed him by and he maintained a very low profile until the late-19 Eagles reunion and tour. Walsh sang the US National Anthem at the beginning of Game 4 of the 1995 World Series. In 2004, Walsh performed before a huge crowd at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Texas.

    A versatile guitarist, Walsh's abilities on , , and slide guitar have also made him well-regarded as a featured player or guest soloist; Walsh has recorded and performed with many other artists including Dan Fogelberg, Steve Winwood, The Who's John Entwistle and on the first two Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band tours.

    Joe Walsh ran for President in the 1980 US Elections promising "free gas for all". In an interview for Planet Rock radio station he commented that he did this to raise people's awareness of the election. He felt that many Americans were not even aware that there was an election going on.

    Some of his most recent compositions deal with his struggles with substance abuse.

    Joe Walsh (WB6ACU) is an active amateur radio operator. Joe is also an active member and contributor of the ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio. Joe has contributed to many simmilar causes over the years.


    Joe Walsh 627531606bd04365a64a49fcd32b0efc Joe Walsh 98154fbad3104529a3fc955bb8cf432a Joe Walsh 96e0342df17b403c929dd3e7ff5eca4c Joe Walsh 7e2e5be6a93444b4c45c88a132adf0b7 Joe Walsh 30c4891e536a97d7464a9bcc62459b26 Joe Walsh 587a857552ca4e7c84e1b3568b7cc136 Joe Walsh d7a10bc7f1bf4554a041fb93929c6e32 Joe Walsh 2f4a5ca4c50447c198a719a5cd137184 Joe Walsh 09271ae90e6aee3d026e10787b9c1871 Joe Walsh 2e207fbdd0355bf11d3f8ae1929b43bd Joe Walsh 07bcab90b49240bf9fe94a1c01392b5f
    TOPlist