#1 album on UK IBBA blues chart
Tom 'Harpo' Walker presents "Bruised Heart Blues" - 10 original blues and roots songs featuring musicians from around the world. The album hit #1 on the UK IBBA blues album chart.
Some of Sydney's finest blues musicians were joined remotely by others from the UK, USA, Canada and Argentina, to create a unique album with eclectic influences ranging from Howlin' Wolf, JJ Cale and Peter Green to Bob Dylan.
Highlights include two duets with British Blues Award winner Dani Wilde, guitar solos from Aussie blues chart-topping, Dean Haitani, guitar virtuoso Chris Turner and Sydney Blues Society award-winner, Ewan Lund.
The songs were workshopped in a studio next door to Strawberry Field in Liverpool, UK with Tom's long time friend, music mentor and album co-producer Paul Hemmings (The La's, The Lightning Seeds).
This is Tom's first solo release following his band, Django Blackheart's, highly-acclaimed, debut album, 'Blues, Roots & Other Fruits' in 2022.