By day she’s a radio host. By night she leads her band, the Black Tones.
She Shreds spent 24 hours with Eva Walker as she shreds, hosts and shows us what it’s like to be a gatekeeper of music for her community.
“Someone once told me ‘black people don’t play guitar’ and it made me self-conscious because there was a point I thought they were right, because of the lack of representation black rockers had/have,” says Walker.
“So when I first discovered Jimi Hendrix, my freaking life changed!” That’s when she became obsessed with him, and could see herself in him. “I could see myself as the skinny awkward girl version of him. He played a cream white Strat at Woodstock, and THAT’S LITERALLY the only reason I picked out that guitar. It was the first guitar I bought with my own money when I was 17-years-old and until this day it’s what I prefer.”
Read the full interview with Eva at the post Spend 24 Hours With Eva Walker, The Radio Host and Frontwoman of the Black Tones on She Shreds Mag.