Walter Washington


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Musician, Guitarist

Walter “Wolfman” Washington was a staple on the New Orleans music scene since first picking up a guitar in the 1950s. After some minor corrections on technique and tuning, Wolfman hit the ground running by joining Lee Dorsey’s band after which Wolfman went on to form and front a number of his own bands. A consummate songwriter, Wolfman crafted his tunes with breadth and soul, building and releasing until he had wrung everything out that he can.  While often labeled as a bluesman, Wolfman was equally at home in jazz and funk settings, not content to strictly howl away on blues numbers. As a result of his hard work, Walter “Wolfman” Washington received numerous awards and accolades for his work in the New Orleans music scene.