Last year, Joe Walsh returned to solo recording with the pretty excellent Analog Man. This year, with the singer/guitarist going out on tour with the Eagles once again, you wouldn’t expect Walsh to return to the studio so quickly. Not so, says the former James Gang member, who told Billboard that he’s already at work on his next record on which he may have the blues.
“I’ll say, loosely, I’ve started a blues album,” Walsh told the magazine. “Half of it’s original, and half of it is old Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker.” To help him pull this bluesy project off, Walsh enlisted the help of some of the best musicians around, including Dr. John, Robert Randolph, Keb Mo’, and Jeff Beck bassist Tal Wilkenfeld. Walsh says that the group have recorded about 12 songs, but he expects more recording to be done before the album is truly finished.
While the album has no release date for the album, but he’s already planned an extensive tour with both Randolph and Dr. John. That’ll all have to wait until he’s done with the Eagles, though.