Derrick Roy Michael Walker (Big Walker) born at Fort Sill, Lawton Oklahoma.
Sings, writes his own music, plays saxophone and harmonica.
Extremely versatile in many styles of American folk music, blues, country, soul and rock n roll.
With a majestic stage presence and a dark voice between Muddy Waters and Jimi Hendrix, Cab Calloway or Lois Jordan.
He plays the harmonica in many styles such as James Cotton, Sony Terry, Charley McCoy but still very much himself.
Incredibly, he plays Chicago style saxophone with a touch of King Curtis, Eddie Shaw, Clarence Clemons.
He played in The Luther Tucker Band backing artists such as Lowell Fulson, Percy Mayfield, Big Mama Thornton, Jimmy Dawkins …
Recorded and toured with Michael Bloomfield Band in the late 70’s. Played in several bands and on many CD recordings with folk blues musician Eric Bibb and
Derrick toured and recorded with
Zora Young, Jimmy Dawkins…
Performs in Broadway musical Big River, West Side Story and makes guests aprincees in Panetoz Dansa Pausa music video, The Hives Go Right Ahead music Video and the J-Son Mr.Feelgood music video.
His CD releases, Still Dream Walking and new CD Root Walking world wide release out now. Derrick AKA Big Walker and his band live in Europe.