Joe Walsh's Old Fashioned Rock n' Roll Radio Show
After the COVID-19 pandemic grounded Joe Walsh and his Eagles bandmates from a planned summer tour, the self-proclaimed "Analog Man" was also aware that the virus would make fundraising for the publicly funded station more difficult. He reached out to see how he could help and offered to host a show while he was homebound.
"This public radio station serves the community I live in and is funded by listeners," Walsh said. "I like that men with ties don't decide what I listen to. My show will be a mixture of music I love, music I think people will want to hear, and stories behind some of these songs that I'm pretty sure no one knows about. Hopefully, the show will generate some more listeners and support for the station, and we will have a lot of fun in the process."- Joe Walsh
Walsh is considered a preeminent rock n' roll guitar legend. He is also an accomplished singer and songwriter. In a career spanning more than 50 years, the multi-Grammy Award winner has been a member of four successful rock bands: James Gang, Barnstorm, Eagles, and Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band. In 2011, Rolling Stone magazine placed him at the No. 54 spot on its list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."
Throughout his career, Joe has been a recipient of honors and accolades – in 1998, Walsh was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame together with his Eagles bandmates; Joe has also been a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Kent State University; Berklee School of Music gave each of the Eagles Honorary Doctors of Music degrees; Dec. 4, 2016, Walsh become a Kennedy Center Honor recipient as a member of the Eagles, which was presented by Ringo Starr.
Walsh's creative contribution to music has been praised by many of rock's leading guitarists, from Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin to The Who's Pete Townshend and Eric Clapton, who called Walsh "one of the best guitarists to surface in some time. I don't listen to many records, but I listen to his."
Joe Walsh's Old Fashioned