Wayne Baker Brooks is considered one of todays top guitarists who's signature style combines powerful vocals with liquid fire guitar playing that honors his rich blues heritage yet effortlessly expands the boundaries of the genre. Born and raised in Chicago, IL amongst the most prolific blues legends and blues masters in the world, Wayne Baker Brook's blues roots may run deeper and wider than the Great Lakes themselves.
Chicago Blues laid the foundation to Wayne's innovative style. Growing up Brooks was a regular visitor to such historic places as Chess Studios, Checkerboard Lounge, Wisefools, and many other blues landmarks at which he witnessed many live performances by blues masters like Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells, Luther Allison, KoKo Taylor, the great Muddy Waters, & his father. The youngest son of blues master Lonnie Brooks - Wayne Brooks was literally born into the blues!
With the release of his acclaimed debut CD "Mystery" "an album that brilliantly draws on blues, blues rock, soul, funk and beyond". "Mystery" received multiple awards and praise from the music world.
Along with releasing his new release he was soon touring the world and featured on national TV programs (including CNN's "Showbiz"), as well as endless radio programs including performing for First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton at Chess Studios (Willie Dixon Blues Heaven Foundation) with legends Bo Diddley, KoKo Taylor, After Wayne and his special guests exhilarating set, Hillary stated, "My husband is going to be so jealous he missed this!".
Sample song list
Wayne Baker Brooks Set List
Coming Home - Blues Shuffle
Everythang’s Gonna Be Alright - Shuffle
The Crawl - Guitar Junior aka Lonnie Brooks - Rock n Roll
Cold Lonely Nights - Lonnie Brooks - Slow Blues
Bewitched - Lonnie Brooks - Fast pace Shuffle
Tell Me - Original
Tricks Up My Sleeve - Original
Mystery - Original
I Can Read Your Mind - Original
Exiled - Wayne Baker Brooks - Original
Sooner Or Later - Original
It Don't Work Like That - Original
Po’ Pitiful Me - Original
Because of You - Original
If these Walls Could Talk - Original
Baby Stop - Original
Something’s Going Down - Original
Howlin For My Darlin’ - Howling Wolf
Where Do I Go From Here Robert Cray
Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
.44 Blues - Howlin Wolf
Got me doing what you want me to do - Jimmy reed
Make It Easy - Original