Legendary Eagles' Guitarist and Former Illinoisan Joe Walsh Endorses Tammy Duckworth
Joe Walsh, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and six-time Grammy award winning musician and Eagles' guitarist, has endorsed congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth in her race against the incumbent Congressman of the same name, Representative Joe Walsh.
"I'm the real Joe Walsh and I'm proud to back a real American success story - Tammy Duckworth,” said Walsh. “Tammy's story, her service to our nation and her continued commitment to working families (like the one I come from!) have convinced me that she's the right choice for Congress."
Joe Walsh, the rock legend, spent his formative years as a child in Evanston, IL, and will perform a special concert in support of the Duckworth for Congress campaign on July 1st in the 8th District. Tickets are available for sale on-line at www.tammyduckworth.com/WalshConcert.
ABOUT JOE WALSH:
Best known for his powerful guitar licks, Joe Walsh has entertained the masses and captivated his peers for more than three decades with such classics as “Funk #49,” “Walk Away,” “Life’s Been Good,” and “Rocky Mountain Way.” In 1969 Walsh found success with The James Gang, followed by a stint with Barnstorm, a trio he founded. In 1973 Joe released his first solo album, which proved him a legitimate solo act with a limitless career on the horizon. By1976 he joined The Eagles, bringing a harder rock sound to the group with the acclaimed Hotel California, The Long Run and Eagles Live.
In 1994, after a 14-year hiatus, The Eagles released Hell Freezes Over, which reached #1 on the Billboard charts and sparked one of the most successful tours in music history. And in 1998 The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the first year they were nominated. Walsh performed at the 2012 Grammy’s with Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl and at the 2012 MusiCares event honoring Paul McCartney. This summer Walsh will release Analog Man, his first solo album in 20 years and will tour in support of the new record throughout 2012, both in the US and abroad.