Wildwood Calling marks Ramsey's first all-instrumental album in a 30+ year career as an iconic guitar player. For those who might recognize Bo Ramsey by his association with artists like Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown, Kevin Gordon, Pieta Brown, Charlie Parr and others, his new music is the perfect introduction to someone who always listens and plays with his own sonic vision in full motion .Not surprisingly, the list of Ramsey’s accolades is long: including Grammy-Award Winning Guitar Player, 2 Time Grammy Nominated Producer, Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and Iowa Blues Hall of Famer. But above all, Ramsey is a proud card-carrying member of his own hall of fame, which is the one where he chases the sounds in his head and his heart. He is always looking for a way to wrestle them into a recording so he can share that love of music with friends and strangers alike. Wildwood Calling is an album for the ages, and the perfect calling card for anyone with an interest in hearing the past, the present and the future rolled into one.
This is an album of modern commercial, radio friendly, finely crafted rock n roll / country tunes. Do not expect wild sounding rockabilly or a pastiche of 50’s rock n roll. Bo and his team have cleverly put together a collection that while it remains steeped in the roots of the rock n roll genre it gathers influence from all of the many and varied elements that make up the 50+ year history of this music. Then they add a dash of modern sounding country, sixties pop, etc stir and shake it all together and produce a sound that is highly listenable with songs that sound fresh and firmly of the now. Kicking off with the strong Hangin’ On, an instantly catchy country rock tune the album then tears into I Like It Like That, a straight out rock n roll number with a catchy sing along car radio chorus and a great guitar sound.
A Man Amongst Men is the final studio album by blues musician Bo Diddley and featured guest performances by Ron Wood, Keith Richards and Jimmie Vaughan. It peaked at #8 on the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart.
Wily Bo Walker teams up with guitar maestro E D Brayshaw again to work on a new album 'Stone Cold Beautiful' for release in 2015. Wily Bo weaves an album of cinematic storylines and EDB lays down magnificent and timeless guitar solos. Some fine guest musicians make appearances on the album tracks including the beautiful backing vocals of Kareña K. “Just do yourself a favour, go out and get it, I'll be playing tracks from it forever I think… it's one of those album that just grabs you. E. D. Brayshaw's guitar is phenomenal, Wily Bo Walker's vocals are to die for and the musicianship on it is astonishing. Just a fantastic album!" ~ Richard Dunning, Blues on the Radio