Joe Walsh plays the Revolution
Legendary rock guitarist Joe Walsh opens the new Revolution in Garden City. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
He's a music legend who's spending time rocking the city of trees.
Joe Walsh is taking a break from the eagles to tour with a new solo album, and he's the opening act for the treasure valley's newest concert venue, the Revolution in Garden City.
Roland beres sat down with Walsh to talk about his superstar career and his guitar skills that he says are better than ever.
At sixty four, Joe Walsh is still rocking, and writing and living without a monkey on his back.
"Ive been sober 18 years and it's a new experience writing sober," he said.
He has a new album called analog man and his guitar is still sharp.
Walsh has had an amazing run as rock star. He's even had his chance at hollywood with a bit role in the blues brothers as the inmate at the very end who causes a riot.
"What was that dance on the table? Oh, I made that up," he said. "The fun thing was to get all the film angles we rioted three times."
Walsh says the 22 hundred capacity Revolution in Garden City is a wonderful place to play.
"It's the perfect size," he said. "It's perfect."
He's still playing the classics, but his new album gives him a chance to tell more of his story and help others.
"I think it's important to send the message that there is life after total dependency on alcohol and stuff and it's good," said Walsh.
And when it comes to his music, his latest album is just the beginning.
"It won't be another 20 years before the next one."
So who does a huge star and guitar hero like Joe Walsh look up to in the music biz? He says Jeff Beck is the man that no one can figure out.