Big Walker/Blues Walker/Blues House/ The Dark Walker was born 1953 at Fort Sill, Lawton Oklahoma.
He sings and writes his own music, plays tenor, alto and baritone saxophone, the electronic wind instruments and harmonica.
Extremely versatile in many styles of American folk music, blues, country, soul and rock n roll.
Has now reinvented himself into the modern world playing EDM styles, progressive, deep house and chill. He considers himself to be the inventor of Blues House music.
As Mr. Blues House he often plays the electronic wind instrument setting the standard for emulating the electric guitar, showing his love for rock or heavy metal mixed with jazz music.
His singing, with a majestic stage presence and a dark voice between Muddy Waters and Jimi Hendrix.
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...
He plays the harmonica in many styles such as James Cotton, Sonny Terry, Charley McCoy but still very much himself.
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.
Derrick toured and recorded with
Zora Young, Jimmy Dawkins, Albert Collins...
Derrick began playing with a band called the Soul Rebels with members from Pearl Harbor and the Explosions (1977-80), who were working for Bill Graham as a warm up band in Bill's nightclubs. They fronted acts such as the Dead Kennedy's, The Ramones, Greg Kihn, The Beat and many others.
Performed in Broadway musical Big River, West Side Story and makes guests appearance in Panetoz Dansa Pausa music video, The Hives Go Right Ahead music video and the
J-Son Mr. Feelgood music video.
Touring with his band and pickup bands over the last years in Ukraine, England, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and most recently Thailand, Japan, and China.
As an EDM musician has played for Tallink Silja Serenade, Symphony, and Galaxy on the Baltic Sea. Spending many days and nights at sea playing saxophone lounge with a DJ or as a stand-alone saxophone handling the DJ equipment and playing the saxophone himself. Putting the blues back into EDM with music from Prince, Sade, Bruno Mars mixed in with jazz standards and deep house he pleases a very wide range of people on any ship or in any hotel.
His CD releases, Still Dream Walking and new CD Root Walking worldwide release out now.